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Alvernia University Student Life

Alvernia University is on a 121-acre campus in a suburban setting in Reading, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. There are many activities and organizations for Alvernia University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Alvernia University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Alvernia University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Alvernia University include Student Nurses Association of Alvernia (ASNA), Criminal Justice Association (CJA), Sport Management Association (SMA) and Science Association.

Alvernia University students' favorite campus events are Spring Fling Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Winter Formal.

Alvernia University Housing

Alvernia University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Alvernia University students live on campus. In 2021, 57% of undergrads at Alvernia University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Alvernia University. There are 1,019 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,045 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 845 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Alvernia University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Alvernia University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Alvernia University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Alvernia University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Alvernia University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Alvernia University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Alvernia University, take Interstate 76 to Reading, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reading Municipal airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Alvernia University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Alvernia University Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

81%

Full Time

19%

Part Time

70%

In State

30%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

65%

13%

11%

3%

3%

2%

2%

0.29%

Undergraduate Students

2,045

Graduate Students

515

Non-Resident / International Students

47

Alvernia University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,560

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,280

Out-of-State

$39,280

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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