Alvernia University

country rank  741
world rank  2092

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University Overview

Established in 1958, Alvernia University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Reading (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Alvernia University (AU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Alvernia University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym AU
Founded 1958
Motto Doceat Christus vos facere
To Learn, To Love, To Serve
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading (population range: 50,000-249,999)
19607-1799 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (610) 796 8200
F +1 (610) 777 6632

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading
+1 (610) 796 8220
888 258 3764

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Franciscan - www.bfranciscan.org

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Alvernia University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1967


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018