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 2,800 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 943 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 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 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 64% with 16% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Alvernia University was reported as 64.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,770 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

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alvernia University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.5%
  • 2017-2018: 70.8%
  • 2018-2019: 68.4%
  • 2019-2020: 64.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.2%

How Does Alvernia University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Alvernia University is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Albright College85.2%
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences78.2%
Valley Forge Christian College62.7%
Lancaster Bible College96.0%
Ursinus College79.1%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alvernia University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 570
Math463 - 560
Total Score943 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 24
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