Undergrad Sat. Hours

Join our Undergraduate Admissions Staff for a Saturday morning on campus. These Saturday visit days include a presentation from the Admissions Counselors and a walking tour of campus with one of our student tour guides. The presentation begins @ 10:30, and you can take a tour before the presentation at 9:30, or afterwards @ 11:30. Please use the following link to Register: Saturday Hours

Start Date: 9/29/2012
End Date: 9/29/2012
Location: Admissions Office, 2nd Floor of the Student Center

Undergraduate Admissions Office

610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or if you have questions, please email us at

  • 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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