- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Protective Services, Psychology and Counseling, Recreation and Fitness
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
- Type: Private
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $40,730
- Out of State Tuition: $40,730
- Religious Affiliation: Catholic
- CEEB: 2431
- IPED: 210775
Alvernia University is a distinctive Franciscan institution, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service.
Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. With Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies, Alvernia today offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors and a range of graduate programs at the masters and doctoral levels through its School of Graduate and Adult Education. As one of only 24 Franciscan institutions in the country, Alvernias focus on caring for each other, the environment and the community are joined with a challenging educational experience to provide an unparalleled environment to grow, develop and mature as a person and professional.