Alvernia University

Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading (PA), 19607, United States

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Mission Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering:
* Broadly educated, life-long learners;
* Reflective professionals and engaged citizens;
* And ethical leaders with moral courage.

The mission statements of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Alvernia University are the sources of the five core values from the Franciscan tradition:
* Service
* Humility
* Peacemaking
* Contemplation
* Collegiality

All members of the Alvernia community including trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students embrace Alvernia’s core values.
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Alvernia is a thriving university that empowers students through real-world learning to discover their passion for life, while providing the education to turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment, helping them make the world a better place.

Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. With a College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Studies, Alvernia today offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors and a range of graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels through its School of Graduate and Adult Education. Satellite sites are located in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County.

As one of only 22 Franciscan institutions in the country, Alvernia’s focus on caring for each other, the environment and the community are joined with a challenging educational experience to provide an unparalleled environment to grow, develop and mature as a person and professional. Visit us at www.alvernia.edu

Founded 1958
  • 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading (PA), 19607, United States
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