Alvernia University

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Alvernia University can be found in Reading, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Alvernia University has an enrollment of about 3,000 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1330 to 1600 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Alvernia University average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 78% with 28% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Alvernia University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Alvernia University was reported as 77.6% in Fall 2013 with over 1,790 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1330 - 1600
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Alvernia University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Alvernia University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alvernia University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.0%
  • 2010-2011: 81.4%
  • 2011-2012: 75.2%
  • 2012-2013: 80.5%
  • 2013-2014: 77.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.5%

How Does Alvernia University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Alvernia University is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks83.1%
Albright College62.3%
Valley Forge Christian College65.9%
Lancaster Bible College58.1%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill81.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alvernia University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math450 - 540
Writing440 - 530
Total Score1330 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 22
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