Undergraduate Admissions Open House

Our Open House is designed to allow you to have all of your questions answered. You will have the opportunity to speak with faculty members representing all of our Academic Departments. You will spend time with representatives from all of our University Life Departments- Residence Life, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, the Career Center, the Learning Center, and many more. Campus tours will be offered throughout the day to fit your schedule. Visit the Coaches Corner to speak with one of our coaches or representatives of the Department of Athletics & Recreation to learn about our competitive Division III programs, or our Wellness and Intramural opportunities.

To sign up for our Open House, please use the following link REGISTER HERE...or give us a call @ 610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA.

Start Date: 10/13/2012 10:00 am
End Date: 10/13/2012 3:00 pm
Location: Physical Education Center (PEC) on the Main Campus, Reading PA
Sponsor: Undergraduate Admissions Office

Undergraduate Admissions Office

610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA


  • 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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