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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,413
   Women 1,410 (99.8%)
   Men 3 (0.2%)
Graduate Students 604
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 698 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.11
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $38,551
  Tuition and Fees $26,932
  Room and Board $7,884
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $25,752
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 98
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 56% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
Milwaukee Population 598,916
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 39% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Inferno
Sororities 1% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.9% Asian
13.2% Black/African-American
23.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.1% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 0.3% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 11.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 16.0%