Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Alverno, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 40-acre campus is located 12 miles from downtown Milwaukee.

Website: www.alverno.edu/

Private
1,312
Undergraduate
Students
(99.8%) 1,310 Women
(0.2%) 2 Men
630
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 610 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.04
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,693
Tuition and Fees
$28,302
Room and Board
$8,546
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$26,594
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,659
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
87
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
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Campus Life

Milwaukee Population
598,916
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Inferno
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
13.3% Black/African-American
27.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
0.5% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
7.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3400 South 43rd Street, PO Box 343922
City, State, Zip
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922
Phone
(414) 382-6101
Fax
(414) 382-6354
E-mail
admissions@alverno.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum 2.0 college GPA required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 610 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 610 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
329 (69%) of 475 admitted students enrolled
Women
329 (69%) of 475 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.04
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
29%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,693
Tuition and Fees
$28,302
Room and Board
$8,546
Books and Supplies
$625
Other Expenses
$3,220
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003832
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
188 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
179 (95.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
179 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$26,594
Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,623
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 172 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,787
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 167 (93.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,043

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
973 (94.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
930 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
927 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$21,312
Need-Based Gift
Received by 893 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,685
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 848 (91.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,749
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 806 (86.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,782

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,659
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Education, Library Science
Number of Awards
983
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
33
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Memberships
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
265
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,012
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
87
Part-Time Faculty
124
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
29%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 78% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
348,899
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
706
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Milwaukee Population
598,916
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
46 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
84%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
well-lit parking lots and pathways, emergency first-aid and CPR, crisis intervention team and plan in place

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Inferno
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running x      
Golf x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Basketball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Basketball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Cross-Country Running    
Golf    
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Basketball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, alverno cru, chica, love your melon crew, circle k, gay-straight alliance
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
1,312
Women
1,310 (99.8%)
Men
2 (0.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,036
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
13.3% Black/African-American
27.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.5% from 5 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
630

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
37.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Average Starting Salary
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
7.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 1%
Education 2%
Other 6%

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