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Alverno College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,094, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 47 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alverno College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 68. Its tuition and fees are $22,126 (2012-13).
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With a deep-rooted commitment to educating the next generation of female leaders, Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic college for women. While students must complete a comprehensive range of courses at the liberal arts college, its far-reaching curriculum that prepares students to think critically has earned Alverno accolades and international respect. As a testament to the effectiveness of its ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, the college has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education. In addition, educators from throughout the world visit Alverno to learn about its proven, student-centered teaching methods.
In both 2009 and 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan touted Alverno as an educational institution that excels in preparing teachers.
The Alverno environment actively engages students in their education through hands-on practical learning. Its highly developed off-campus internship program is woven into the curriculum and provides students professional support in their educational endeavors, which includes a professional advising office and a fully staffed career education center. Alverno College also hosts a Diagnostic Digital Portfolio -- an Alverno-patented, first-of-its-kind Web-based system which helps students process the feedback they receive from faculty, external assessors and peers.
Alverno offers more than 35 major program areas of study, including graduate programs in education (including special education), nursing, community psychology, and business that are open to women and men. For more information about Alverno, visit www.alverno.edu or call 1-800-933-3401.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Alverno College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Alverno College is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||81.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Alverno College is 11:1, and the school has 68.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alverno College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.2 percent.
Alverno College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,094, with a gender distribution of 0.1 percent male students and 99.9 percent female students. At this school, 10.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90.0 percent of students live off campus. Alverno College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Alverno College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Alverno College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alverno College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Alverno College.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Alverno College, 90.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,691.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,126 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,050 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data