Alvernia University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.17 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 2,872 (2,323 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 63% part-time, 37% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,862
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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Alvernia wasn't a school I had originally considered when I was looking into Occupational Therapy Programs. They weren't part of OTCAS, which is an important tool for allocating accredited programs, so I completely bypassed it. It is only through several serendipitous happenstances that I came by their program and ended up applying. And truth be told, I couldn't be happier that I did. The program is unique. It is a longer, three-year program set on a full-time/part-time schedule. Only 2-3 days are required for non-fieldwork II semesters. To me, this is a huge win as a father of three children under 3, as I get to babysit the kids on my downtime and save babysitter costs. However, this may be a drawback for people looking for the more traditional "fast-tracked" 2-year occupational therapy program. The tuition is amazing--among one of the most competitively priced programs I've come across! They do not offer much in the way of graduate degree scholarships, but I do not feel this is an issue as it is less common anyway. The campus is breathtaking, and the staff are extremely personable. The classrooms are well-equipped, and highly interactive as well. Also, the program has a more research focused approach. This appeals to my sensibilities as a Psychology major with a deep background in research. This may not be for everyone, however, so keep this in mind when applying.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

At my University I was lucky enough to get accepted into a five year program to receive my masters in Occupational Therapy after I transferred from a community college. The past three years at Alvernia has been a great experience with tons of great learning experiences and support from professors and classmates. My graduate year will consist of completing a thesis with some of my classmates and will be picked at random with a topic given. The cons about my graduate year is there is a limited topic choice and we are placed in groups to complete this thesis. I am looking forward to completing this challenge and graduating with a degree I absolutely love.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Alvernia's professors at the main campus are extremely knowledgeable and certainly challenge their students. However, at the branch campus in Schuylkill Haven they are extremely relaxed sometimes to the point of being useless! However, overall my classes have pushed me to improve myself as a teacher.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I am just going to enter my graduate program in Community Counseling this fall. I have, however, completed my bachelors degree from Alvernia in 1999. I value the education that I received there. the staff was most helpful and caring. They really want you to get ahead in life. There is much that I got from Alvernia besides an education. I learned much about life & people even though I went back to school at a later time in my life. I am now returning for my masters degree as a senior citizen because it is something I really want to do and want to do it at Alvernia. Thank you for allowing my input.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are that the program carries much weight when going for a job in the field. I found that out when I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Alvernia. The program is set up for those either going back to school who work or do not work as far as the times of the classes. The program is also very competitive with other programs of its type. The cons of the program are the cost which is the only con that I see at this time.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2008

The program is ok. I received some good instruction, but nothing that I feel I didn't already receive in my bachelor's degree. The faculty is helpful and the workload was minimal. Financial aid was helpful and provided the opportunity to receive my master's degree.
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