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Alverno College

Quick Facts

1,876 students
Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving aid: 100%.
Student/faculty ratio

Since our founding in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno has taken a bold results-oriented approach to education by preparing students for personal and professional growth. As one of the largest Catholic women’s colleges in the nation, our students experience a collaborative learning environment in which they grow as leaders. Located on a 46-acre campus in a residential neighborhood in Milwaukee, Alverno offers a close-knit community with big-city access.



At Alverno, we go beyond the traditional letter grades, offering you a personalized, cutting-edge curriculum based on eight abilities and a grading system that mirrors performance reviews and feedback in the real world. Every class you take at Alverno requires you to demonstrate competency in these eight core abilities – skills that are essential to succeeding both on the job and in life. Plus, you will gain real-world experience by participating in our nationally-known internship program.


Enrollment: 1,876
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1


Admission requirements

High school diploma reflecting at least 17 academic units of study including English, history or social sciences, mathematics, natural science, and foreign language. ACT or SAT scores not required.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Consideration is given for AP and IB scores and courses.

Degrees offered
Bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, master’s degrees in seven areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs.

Other programs

All open to women and men: Degree completion programs in nursing and education; an accelerated bachelor’s degree program; certificates, badges, and continuing education options.



Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 96%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Admission Office at 414.382.6100 or

FAFSA CODE: 003832

Tuition and fees: $30,408

Room and board: $7,360


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball


Sr. Andrea Lee, IHM, Ph.D.

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3400 South 43rd Street
P.O. Box 343922
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922


Girls on walk

-  Research shows that when you graduate from a women’s college like Alverno, you’re more likely to speak up, speak out and be successful on and off the job.

-  As part of our ability-based curriculum, students who graduate from Alverno leave with the essential skills most sought after by today’s employers.

-  Of our graduates, 81% live and work in Wisconsin, contributing to a brain gain.