Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity and inclusive excellence. We actively seek to increase diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff by providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people and advance inclusive excellence.

Alvernia has a bold approach to becoming a 21st century, modern regional university. This includes the rapid expansion of enrollment through new academic majors in engineering, health care and more. We seek professionals who are thoughtful leaders, creative and nimble in the complex environment of private higher education.

Alvernia has been recognized regionally and nationally:

  • S. News & World Report magazine ranks Alvernia as one of the Best U.S. Colleges & Universities, most recently 94 in the best regional universities category (North)
  • com named Alvernia to its January 2015 list of Ten Best Colleges & Universities in Pennsylvania for its graduate degree programs
  • The prestigious Carnegie Foundation selected Alvernia as one of only 23 institutions in Pennsylvania and 361 nationally to received its 2015 Community Engagement Classification
  • Alvernia was one of only four institutions in Pennsylvania and one of 43 nationally to earn the President’s Higher Education Interfaith Community Service Honor Roll