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Alvernia University

Reading, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

Alvernia University Admissions

Alvernia University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Alvernia University is 70%. Last year, 3,683 students applied to Alvernia University and 2,579 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Alvernia University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Alvernia University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Alvernia University's admissions stats.

Alvernia University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 86%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

Alvernia University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Alvernia University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Alvernia University?

Alvernia University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Alvernia University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Alvernia University?

Getting into Alvernia University is moderately difficult. Alvernia University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Alvernia University accepted 70% of students, around 2,579 from 3,683 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Alvernia University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Alvernia University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Alvernia University

Alvernia University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Alvernia University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Alvernia University

Wondering what factors are considered by Alvernia University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Alvernia University for more information on admission factors.

Alvernia University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Alvernia University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Alvernia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Alvernia University?

Students admitted to Alvernia University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Alvernia University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 86% of Alvernia University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Alvernia University?

To be competitive with other Alvernia University applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Alvernia University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Alvernia University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Alvernia University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Alvernia University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Alvernia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Alvernia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Alvernia University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Alvernia University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Alvernia University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Alvernia University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Alvernia University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Alvernia University.

Does Alvernia University accept transfer credits?

✅ Alvernia University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Alvernia University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Alvernia University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Alvernia University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Alvernia University?

❌ No, Alvernia University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Alvernia University's acceptance rate?

✅ Alvernia University's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Alvernia University?

❌ Alvernia University does not offer early decision.

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Alvernia University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Alvernia University? Alvernia University is a somewhat selective institution. The Alvernia University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.


Alvernia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alvernia University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alvernia University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Alvernia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1110


Math SAT Range

470 - 560


Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Alvernia University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Alvernia University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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