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Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

3400 S 43rd St

Milwaukee, WI 53219-4844

www.alverno.edu

Admission Office

3400 South 43rd Street

PO Box 343922

Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

(414) 382-6101

Fax : (414) 382-6055

admissions@alverno.edu

Contact : Janet Stikel

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

All Women

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Roman Catholic Church

Roman Catholic

College Board Code: 1012

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 49.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,104

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 170

Average financial aid package : $24,506.00

In-State Tuition : $30,658.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $30,658.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 49.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 71.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 32.0%
Business/Marketing : 17.0%
Liberal Arts : 16.0%
Education : 13.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biomedical Sciences, General B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Organizational Leadership B M
Project Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Administration of Special Education M
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching M
Art Teacher Education B
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B M
Reading Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B M
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistant/Aide A

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing M
Art Therapy/Therapist B
Critical Care Nursing M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Music Therapy/Therapist B
Nursing Practice D
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Community Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Internships

Teacher Certification

Independent Study

Student-Designed Major

Accelerated Program

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Semester At Sea

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

646 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : multimedia productions facility, independent science research areas, native prairie, clinical nursing resource center

Geographic Location : 5 miles from downtown.

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,104

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 170

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,090

Graduate enrollment : 639

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 91.0%

Out of state students : 9.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 14.0%

Asian : 5.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 33.0%

White : 43.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Alverno Alpha

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 40.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 16.0%

Housing Options

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Alverno Inferno

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division III

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 800

Admitted : 539

Enrolled : 170

Somewhat selective 67.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Admissions based on review of transcripts, GPA, academic units, standardized tests,and essay.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 16.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 24.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 23.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 10.0%

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 14.0%

18 - 23 : 62.0%

12 - 17 : 23.0%

ACT Math

24 - 29 : 15.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 46.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 7.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 41.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: All advanced placement courses are accepted at Alverno. To meet criteria, the student must have earned a grade of B or better. It is not always necessary to take the corresponding AP exam: The need to take the exam is predicated on where the student wants to apply the course in her degree program.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Academic Electives

4

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 6.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 93.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

18 - 21


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

--*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

--*

--

All

Art History

3

--*

--

All

Biology

4

--

Science 120 & Science 120Lab

All

Calculus AB

3

--

Quantitative Literacy 122 & Math 152

All

Calculus BC

4

--

Quantitative Literacy 122 & Math 152 & Math 253

All

Chemistry

3

--

Science 119/L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

--

--

All

Computer Science A

4

--

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

--

--

All

Drawing

3

--*

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

CM 120

All

English Literature and Composition

3

--

EN 210 or Humanities &Fine Arts Course

All

Environmental Science

3

--

--

All

European History

3

--

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Human Geography

3

--

Social Science 101

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Latin

3

--

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

--

Management 210

All

Microeconomics

4

--

Management 211

All

Music Theory

3

--

--

All

Physics 1

3

--

Physics 231

All

Physics 2

3

--

Physics 232

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

--

Physics 242

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

--

Physics 241

All

Psychology

3

--

Psychology 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--

--

All

Statistics

4

--

Math 256 or Elective Studies Course

All

United States Government and Politics

3

--

Politics 225

All

United States History

3

--

--

All

World History: Modern

3

--

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 68.0%

% of loans / jobs : 32.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 94.0%

% Judged to have need : 96.0%

% that were offered aid : 94.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,506.00

Avg non need-based aid : $16,416.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $21,386.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,590.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $38,959.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Amy Christen

Financial aid office phone : (414) 382-6046

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,242.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Four-year academic scholarships: range from $40,000 to $72,000.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$30,658.00

$30,658.00

$30,658.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$30,658.00

$30,658.00

$30,658.00

Room and board:

$8,620.00

$7,120.00

--

Books and supplies:

$768.00

$768.00

$768.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$4,245.00

$4,245.00

$4,245.00

Transportation expenses:

$775.00

$1,680.00

$1,680.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$45,066.00

$44,471.00

$37,351.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,066.00

$44,471.00

$37,351.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 232

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 220

Transfers enrolled percentage: 53.0%

Transfers enrolled: 124

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $30,658.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,620.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,120.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,242.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 68

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students