Alvernia University

Reading, PA

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Nursing Education
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Social Work


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Alvernia University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

I think the workload can be a bit intimidating. I think the courses and curriculum are reasonable and rigorous. The professors are understanding and nice, class sizes are fairly small. Most of the classes are program related. I htink that it's a bit unnecessary some of the classes that they expect you to take, especially if you're a transfer student, but I understand the core requiremkents of a liberal arts education.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

I take classes at night through the continuing education program. The class sizes are relatively small and the professors that I have had have been interesting and extremely knowledgeable. My returning to college after 20 years was very intimidating and Alvernia has been quite the god-send for me. The professors have been easy to get along with and the interaction has been quite good. When I email a professor, the turnaround time is good, I don't have to "wait" for an answer to a question - I've very happy with my decision to attend Alvernia.

Alvernia University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 75%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)
  • Sea Semester

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Alvernia University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 53%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 0%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 46%
Fewer than 20 Students 53%
50 - 100 Students 0%
20 - 49 Students 46%

Faculty at Alvernia University

Total Faculty 308
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12
Full-Time Professors 89
Male Faculty 144
Part-Time Professors 219
Women Faculty 164

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