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Getting accepted at alvernia was easy because theyBrightEducation
Getting accepted at alvernia was easy because they accept pretty much everyone who applies. I decided to attend alvernia because of all the financial aid that i was offered, but i did not recieve half of what they had offered me. During my first year i discovered that several of the students are conceited and arrogant, and that the staff are less than capable of their jobs. While the education i recieve is decent, there is no social life at alvernia and the staff treat the students like they dont matter. I find the staff is less mature than many of the students. Favorites are often picked, and least favorites are also picked. The staff gives you no privacy and will come and go into your room as they please, sometimes without even knocking. Also, there is often little to no parking, and even when there is parking its confusing. This school has no clue what its doing or where its going. Its a complete waste of money and is not worth the 30000 i spend on it each year. I would not reccomend anyone attend this school. ever.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: B-, Education Quality: F
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Applied accepted and now working with Financial AidNot so brightUndecided
Applied accepted and now working with Financial Aid Office, so I want my application fees back. Alvernia's Financial Planning office promotes your applying for scholarships, and when you qualify and obtain them, then they reduce or eliminate your other scholarships. They don't tell you until they delete the others, and you have a net gain of Zero. Don't listen to their advise unless you question them six ways to HELL.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: C, Individual Value: F
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Alvernia's Office of Student Financial Planning is absolutelQuite BrightPolitical Science
Alvernia's Office of Student Financial Planning is absolutely horrible. They are constantly losing important financial aid papers and keep requesting items that have already been sent, even when you have a fax or mail confirmation that the items were sent they only receive partial or none of it, so they say. This becomes extremely frustrating when you are on a time schedule to get evertything complete to receive your aid.Also note, that you will sign up for classes on-line after your advisor unlocks what is called IQ Web. This has happend numerous times to myself and several friends, where the advisor doesn't unlock you to register, then the class you need fills up or they say they will sign you up for a certain class and never do so. Even though I receive good grades, this school is very unorganized and does not offer much except headaches.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Useful Schoolwork: A, Individual Value: F
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