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Alvernia University
Reading, PA
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 recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
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
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 400 Saint Bernardine Street
City, State, Zip Reading, PA  19607-1799
Phone (610) 796-8269
Fax (610) 796-8336
E-mail admissions@alvernia.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Application Fee $25
Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver Available
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
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application 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
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
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    
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 1,788 applicants were admitted
   Women 75% of 1,264 applicants were admitted
   Men 73% of 524 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 412 (31%) of 1,332 admitted students enrolled
   Women 280 (30%) of 947 admitted students enrolled
   Men 132 (34%) of 385 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 494 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 10%
  Score of 500 - 600 39%
  Score of 400 - 500 43%
  Score of 300 - 400 7%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 488 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 7%
  Score of 500 - 600 36%
  Score of 400 - 500 47%
  Score of 300 - 400 10%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 470 average
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 5%
  Score of 500 - 600 29%
  Score of 400 - 500 55%
  Score of 300 - 400 11%
  Score of 200 - 300 1%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.33
3.75 and Above 23%
3.50 - 3.74 24%
3.25 - 3.49 15%
3.00 - 3.24 18%
2.50 - 2.99 14%
2.00 - 2.49 6%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 Not reported
  Score of 24 - 29 Not reported
  Score of 18 - 23 Not reported
  Score of 12 - 17 Not reported
  Score of 6 - 11 Not reported
  Score of 5 or Below Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 65%
Bottom half: 35%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported