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 Alvernia University

Alvernia University - Reading, PA

400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799

General information:(610)796-8200
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,011(2,366 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,350 $25,480 $26,630 -4%
Out-of-state $24,350 $25,480 $26,630 -4%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,095 $9,266 $9,650 -4%
Other $2,202 $2,202 $2,202 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $37,147 $38,448 $39,982 -3%
Off Campus $25,850 $26,980 $28,130 -7%
Off Campus with Family $25,850 $26,980 $28,130 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $37,147 $38,448 $39,982 -3%
Off Campus $25,850 $26,980 $28,130 -7%
Off Campus with Family $25,850 $26,980 $28,130 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $26,100
In-state fees $530
Out-of-state tuition $26,100
Out-of-state fees $530
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,800
In-state fee $203
Out-of-state tuition $10,800
Out-of-state fees $203
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 388 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 383 99% $4,930,774 $12,874
Federal grants 149 38% $746,370 $5,009
Pell grants 149 38% $588,107 $3,947
Other federal grants 116 30% $158,263 $1,364
State/local government grant or scholarships 177 46% $430,747 $2,434
Institutional grants or scholarships 383 99% $3,753,657 $9,801
Student loan aid 332 86% $3,349,942 $10,090
Federal student loans 332 86% $2,607,824 $7,855
Other student loans 58 15% $742,118 $12,795
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,711 81% $17,097,857 $9,993
Pell grants 815 39% $3,379,854 $4,147
Federal student loans 1,309 62% $13,397,200 $10,235

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,011
Undergraduate enrollment 2,366
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 123
Graduate enrollment 645
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,814 573 1,241
Percent admitted 75% 77% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 77% 24% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 361 96%
ACT 85 23%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 435 530
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing 420 520
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 4737
Baseball 39-
Basketball 1618
Field Hockey -16
Golf 137
Lacrosse 1722
Soccer 2725
Softball -14
Tennis 810
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

11/01/1997 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

03/03/2000 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/29/2011 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 002
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 150
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 422827
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 130
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 141720
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.6%
Number in default50
Number in repayment749

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00323300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Category total11--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2--
Business Administration and Management, General0-0
Business/Commerce, General2-4
Business/Corporate Communications0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-83-
Category total79834
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General2--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0--
Category total21--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General9--
Category total9--
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0--
Biology Teacher Education0--
Chemistry Teacher Education0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Education, General046-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17-
Elementary Education and Teaching0--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2--
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0--
Social Studies Teacher Education4--
Special Education and Teaching, General03-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-3-
Category total4369-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer6--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-17-
Nursing Education-6-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist016-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse84--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0--
Category total13739-
History Colleges
History, General1--
Category total5--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration0--
Forensic Science and Technology2--
Category total46--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12161
Category total12161
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0--
Category total0--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences1--
Category total1--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management15--
Category total15--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0--
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total3--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0--
Category total5--
Psychology Colleges
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0--
Psychology, General0--
Category total10--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work8--
Category total8--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General4--
Social Sciences, General0--
Category total5--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Theology/Theological Studies0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Category total1--
Grand total182075