Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions


For more than 50 years, Alvernia has been making its mark, first as a small college serving the local community, now as a successful and growing comprehensive university attracting interest from across the nation as one of just 24 Franciscan schools in the country. It’s a mark that can be recognized in our graduates, our students and our faculty members.

Alvernia enables your potential through real-world learning while preparing you for a lifetime of leadership and positive impact in the lives of others. We help you discover your passion and develop what you love into a lifetime of professional success and personal fulfillment.

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At Alvernia, you’ll feel right at home. Many students say they knew the minute they first stepped on campus that this was the school for them.

By The Numbers

AU By the Numbers

Students at Alvernia follow their hearts into productive careers and vibrant, fulfilled lives where they make a real difference in the lives of others.


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At Alvernia, you’ll discover your passion and what you are best at. And then you’ll learn how to turn what you love into a lifetime of career success and personal fulfillment.

  • for freshman students
  • for transfer students
  • for international students

The Application Process

 Apply    apply via common application

Our warm Alvernia attitude extends to the ease of applying for admission. Once you have decided to apply to Alvernia University, there are several ways to do so, and our supportive admissions staff will help along the way. Students seeking admission to Alvernia may apply anytime after their junior year in high school.

All candidates should submit the following:

  • Complete The Common Application online or mail in our paper application.
    Your application should be accompanied by a non-refundable $25 application fee.
    Call our office to request an application be sent to you by mail. 
  • Provide an official high school transcript or GED.
  • Provide an official report from the testing agency of combined
    SAT or ACT scores.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
    This is only a requirement if you are applying to Alvernia’s Nursing Program.
  • Provide a copy of form DD214 from military if applicable.


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