Mike and Susan Fromm Franciscan Award
$70M fundraising campaign announced at President’s Dinner
Alumni and community leaders also earned prestigious honors at the annual celebration.
An Alvernia family on campus.
FAFSA Simplification
The FAFSA is changing for 2024-25. Here is what you need to know.
Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Margarita Cornejo-Jimenez
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
Adult student
Adult Learners
Accelerated bachelor programs, degree completion, and professional certificates that fit your busy schedule.


DPT Partner School Information Session
Alvernia Theatre presents 'The Shadow'
MSW Virtual Information Session
Meet Your Major Open House
Student Art Show
Faculty Focus Day
Students show off Alvernia's new Crocs.
It's Officially Croctober
You asked, we listened. Our official Alvernia University Crocs are now available for purchase until Oct. 31. A portion of the cost is given to students in need through the Presidential Hope Fund.
Aron's Comeback Story
Aron Rodriguez said Alvernia’s DPT program taught him much more than just the specifics of physical therapy. "Alvernia," he said, “went above and beyond. I feel I’ve grown truly as an individual, as a therapist."
John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading and Pottsville.
International Students
International Students
Alvernia’s inclusive and welcoming community is ideal for international students. Our dedicated International Admissions team provides the support and assistance needed to meet the unique needs of international admission.
Millmont after-school service program
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
Campus in Fall
Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
Students in the admissions office lounge
Admission & Financial Aid
Alvernia staff provides personalized attention for each student and family to ensure they are fully engaged, aware and understand the best options for college success.

Rankings & Facts

Early Childhood Education Program Earns A from NCTQ Report
Program earns top national ranking for reading education
Alvernia is one of three universities in Pennsylvania to earn an “A” in latest NCTQ report.
2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction Rankings
Colleges of Distinction Designation
Alvernia recognized for commitment to enhancing and expanding the student experience.
Alvernia University earns "Strive Five" Distinction
Alvernia recognized as a “Strive Five” institution
Alvernia has earned recognition for providing opportunities and pathways to success for low-income and first-generation college students by the education non-profit Strive for College.