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Alverno College

Quick Facts

1,876 students
Tuition and fees
Room and board
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 nation's largest Catholic women’s colleges, 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 at Alverno requires you to demonstrate competency in these eight core abilities – skills essential to succeed 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 are not required.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Consideration is given to 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 are 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 first-year students receiving financial aid: 100%
Share of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 96%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Admission Office at 414.382.6100 or

FAFSA CODE: 003832


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

Women’s athletics

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

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. 

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