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Alvernia College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1958
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,034
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $14,337,258
Admissions Address

400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1799

Website

http://www.alvernia.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@alvernia.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jeff Dittman
Admissions office telephone: (610) 796-8220
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 2 0
Science 2 0
Lab 1 0
Foreign language 2 0
Social studies 2 0
History 0 0
Academic electives 4 0
Total academic units 17 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 1,083
Total acceptances: 867
Total freshman enrollment: 307
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 395
Male acceptances: 319
Male freshman enrollment: 112
 
Female applicants: 688
Female acceptances: 548
Female freshman enrollment: 195
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 5%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 55%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 407 – 510
Math: 410 – 520
Combined: 817 – 1030

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 0.0%
600-699 5.0% 7.0%
500-599 26.0% 28.0%
400-499 49.0% 46.0%
300-399 18.0% 18.0%
200-299 1.0% 1.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 17 – 20

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 11.0% N/A N/A
18-23 39.0% N/A N/A
12-17 50.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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