Alverno College

country rank  915
world rank  2612

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University Overview

Founded in 1887, Alverno College is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Milwaukee (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Wisconsin. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Alverno College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) women only US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Alverno College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 133 years old US 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Alverno College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1887
Motto In Sanctitate et Doctrina
In Holiness and Learning
Colours Brown and gold

University Location

Address 3400 S 43Rd Street
Milwaukee
53234-3922 Wisconsin
United States
Tel +1 (414) 382 6000
Fax +1 (414) 382 6354

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 3400 South 43rd Street, PO Box 343922
Milwaukee 53234-3922
(414) 382 6100
800 933 3401

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic School Sisters of St. Francis - www.sssf.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Alverno College's Library
Alverno College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 65,917 physical volumes, 7,907 physical media, 154 digital/electronic medium and 57 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Alverno College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 252 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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