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Alverno College

Alverno College
3400 South 43rd Street
P.O. Box 343922
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

Alverno College is a private, Catholic, four-year liberal arts college for women chartered in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis. Alverno sits on a 46-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the southwest edge of Milwaukee, providing easy access to museums, performing arts center, galleries, entertainment and shopping malls.

Alverno offers weekday and alternative weekend undergraduate programs for women and graduate programs for women and men. Students can pursue degrees that include: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Business Administration. The average undergraduate class size ranges between 20 to 25 students. There are about 110 full-time faculty, and more than 85 percent hold the highest degree in their field.

Alverno's 60-plus undergraduate program areas of study reflect majors, minors, and associate degrees. They are contained within the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education and School of Nursing.

Quick Facts

  • Alverno College is named for a mountain in Italy (La Verna) that was given to St. Francis as a gift and was used by St. Francis and his followers as a place for reflection.

  • About 96 percent of full time undergraduate students receive financial aid from institutional, state and federal programs.

  • There are 30 student organizations.

  • More than 85 percent of Alverno College undergraduate alumnae were employed nine months after graduation.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.