Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Alvernia University offers all the best features of an outstanding university-specialized professional programs, experiential learning, internships, and a variety of leadership opportunities-in the personal setting of a college environment. A private Franciscan institution rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts tradition, the core institutional values-service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality-are as relevant today as they were in 1958 when the school was founded. Students appreciate the small class sizes and breadth of academic programs offered, all taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and equally committed to their students’ success. Graduates are prepared to achieve their personal dreams and professional success, and to be engaged citizens and lifelong learners. Alvernia has been honored by the Templeton Foundation as one of the top 100 character-building colleges in the nation and a model of excellence in education. Alvernia was also named a Military Friendly School for 2014 by G.I. Jobs magazine. In addition, the University is regularly named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to and achievement in community service.
The University's 3,000 total students (1,500 traditional undergraduates) can choose from more than 600 courses and 50 majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Programs. Programs are geared toward real-world learning and preparing students for a rewarding career. Study abroad, internships, and international service trips make learning come alive and allow students to develop practical, valuable skills.
Master's degrees are awarded in occupational therapy, business administration, nursing, community counseling, education, organizational leadership and liberal studies. A Ph.D. program in leadership and Doctor of Physical Therapy program (currently a candidate for accreditation status) are also available.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security