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Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Adult education student Jonathan Encarnacion
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
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Adult Learners
Accelerated bachelor programs, degree completion, and professional certificates that fit your busy schedule.

Success Stories

Joey Burgess, OT student, and former president of SOTA.
Infinite opportunities are realized by standout OT student
Program immersion holds promise for a bright future.
Tim Bailey, MBA student, collaborates with Rodney Ridley of O'Pake Institute.
Alvernia's own returns to pursue MBA
Seizing an opportunity for professional development.
Schuylkill Healthcare Science graduate Rebecca McCormick
Graduate persists during health crisis
Graduates with highest honors, summa cum laude.
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Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
International Students at Alvernia University
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.
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SAT/ACT Waived for 2022-23 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.
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NEW MAJORS - Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
We prepare our engineering students to be fundamentally sound and application-ready.
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Summer Courses
Summer Session lets you get ahead with a large selection of undergraduate and graduate courses. Classes are being offered at three campus locations in person, as well as virtual zoom and online options for learning flexibility.
Alvernia University Presidential Hope Fund
Presidential Hope Fund
A financial support program developed to assist students and families struggling to fund education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Impacting the Local Economy
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading.
Ettiena Britt | Class of 2020 | Nursing Student
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
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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

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Alvernia ranks among 2021 best regional universities
Alvernia secures top 100 spot in U.S. News & World Report for second consecutive year.
Alvernia Colleges of Distinction Award 2020
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.
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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.

Upcoming Events

Adult Education Virtual Info Session
Adult Education Virtual Info Session
Adult Education Transfer Day - Schuylkill
Open Campus - Schuylkill
Information Session - Philadelphia
Graduate Virtual Q&A Info Session