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Alverno College

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.

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 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.

Quick Facts
1,719 students
(887 undergraduate, 832 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$15,223 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

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Did You Know?

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.

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 sends e-mail).

FAFSA CODE: 003832

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