While many institutions focus exclusively on academic or professional development, Alverno College’s main emphasis is personal growth. The college believes that academic achievements are only part of one’s education: engagement with the community and yourself is equally important.
Alverno College features a unique “ability-based” curriculum, intended to help you meet the challenges of life after school. A few of these eight basic (yet highly sought-after) abilities are communication, problem solving, analysis and global perspective.
Grading is another unusual aspect of Alverno College’s academics. Instead of a point-based system, Alverno uses narrative grading. Your transcript will describe your academic and personal growth throughout your education, giving employers a complete picture that a GPA alone cannot.
Experience outside the classroom is crucial at Alverno. The school encourages students to participate in internships, awarding academic credit for experiential learning.
Student life at Alverno is diverse for a school of its size, with over 30 student clubs and organizations to choose from. As a Catholic college, Alverno fosters spirituality through its Campus Ministry. The school also participates in NCAA Division III athletics, featuring basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and more.
Quick Facts about Alverno College
Large City Setting
Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
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