Students walking to class in the fall
Fall Visit Day | Monday, Nov. 28 |
This visit will include a general admissions presentation along with a campus tour designed for a quick introduction to Alvernia University with convenient times at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Alvernia students
Undergraduate
Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Bloomberg Terminal at Alvernia University
Graduate
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
Alvernia University Commencement
Adult Learners
Accelerated bachelor programs, degree completion, and professional certificates that fit your busy schedule.

Success Stories

Regina Rossi
MSOT standout aims to advance use of 3-D prosthetic hands
Golden Guide Ambassador receives the Senior Scholar Award.
Terrence Watts
MBA adult learner finds his own flow
Veteran, father receives highly coveted Saint Ignatius Award.
Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs
OT majors transform idea into patented product
They become the O'Pake Institute's first student entrepreneurs to enter the technology transfer process.

Upcoming Events

Fall Visit Day
Early FAFSA Award Deadline
Alvernia University Reading Campus Quad and Student Center
Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
International Students meet during connection day in the university dining hall
International Students
Alvernia’s inclusive and welcoming community is ideal for international students. Our dedicated International Admissions team provides the support and assistance needed to meet the unique needs of international admission.
Alvernia student studying in quad
SAT/ACT Waived for 2023-24 Academic Year
Recognizing the limited accessibility of SAT/ACT testing due to the pandemic, and wishing to ensure the safety of students, Alvernia will waive test score requirements for the coming academic year.
401 Penn Street Ribbon Cutting
CollegeTowne
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading and Pottsville.
Lauer's Park DPT Program 3
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
Male graduate student at laptop
Online Programs
Earning your degree while working is often a challenge for busy adults. Alvernia’s fully online programs let you earn your undergraduate or graduate degree on your terms -- flexible, convenient, support to help you succeed.

Rankings & Facts

Francis Hall aerial view
Alvernia ranks among 2022 best national doctoral universities
For the fourth consecutive year, Alvernia is among the colleges and universities in the top tier of its U.S. News and World Report designation.
College of Distinction Designations
Colleges of Distinction Designation
Alvernia recognized for commitment to enhancing and expanding the student experience.
Alvernia University earns "Strive Five" Distinction
Alvernia recognized as a “Strive Five” institution
Alvernia has earned recognition for providing opportunities and pathways to success for low-income and first-generation college students by the education non-profit Strive for College.
Students in Undergraduate Admissions Office
Admission & Financial Aid
Alvernia staff provides personalized attention for each student and family to ensure they are fully engaged, aware and understand the best options for college success.