Columbus Day Campus Preview

Join us for our Columbus Day Campus Preview. This day is designed for prospective students to get a closer look at Alvernia. While you are on campus you will get the chance to take a tour of campus, go to a class in session, learn about the Admissions & Financial Aid process, have lunch in our main Dining Hall, and much more!

Please give us a call if you would like more information about the day (610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA)...or you can Register online here!

Start Date: 10/10/2011 11:30 am
End Date: 10/10/2011 4:00 pm
Location: Admissions Office, 2nd Floor of the Student Center
Sponsor: Undergraduate Admissions Office

Call us @ 610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or e-mail us for more information!

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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