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Alverno College

Quick Facts

Enrollment
1,851 students
Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving aid: nearly 100%.
Student/faculty ratio
10:1

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.

 

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

STUDENT BODY

Enrollment: 1,851
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

GETTING IN

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 (recommended) and satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT.

 

How AP/IB credits are handled

Consideration is given for AP and IB scores and courses.

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS
Degrees offered
Bachelor’s degrees in 60 areas of study, master’s degrees in seven areas of study, and one doctorate degree in nursing.

Other programs

Hybrid class options to meet the needs of working adults; accelerated bachelor’s completion program for nurses; initial teacher licensure program for working paraprofessionals; graduate programs open to both men and women; study abroad; internships; certificate programs; continuing education; professional community education programs and workshops

 

FINANCIAL AID

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

FAFSA CODE: 003832

Tuition and fees: $29,456 (full-time non-nursing)

Room and board: $8,800

ATHLETICS

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

Women’s athletics

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

PRESIDENT

Sr. Andrea Lee, IHM, Ph.D.

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

800.933.3401
414.382.6100

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.