Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

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Alverno College Student Essentials

Alverno College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Inferno
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $22,126
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,126
Retention Rate: 73%
Enrollment: 2,919
Year Established: 1887

About Alverno College

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.

Alverno College Map & Location

Alverno College
3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53234

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Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,286
Freshman Class 509
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,919

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 18%
  • Caucasian: 57%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 16%
African American 18%
Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%
Women 100%
Men 0%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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