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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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I felt that this school was a wasteBrightEducation
I felt that this school was a waste of time and money. I live in New Jersey and decided to go to school out of state, because I wanted to get away from home and thought that it would be a nice change of pace.Alvernia was one of the out of state schools that accepted me and two of their sports teams recruited me to play there, so I decided to attend. This school was a joke! The campus was beautiful, but there is hardly any parking ever and you are forced to park in designated parking lots that are located nowhere near the dorm rooms or class rooms.The food is horrible for the money that you spend to go there,and they serve pretty much the same thing every week. The education that I received was fairly decent but the social life at Alvernia is non existent. Mostly everyone that attends alvernia university are commuters, so they always seem like they are in a rush to and from class. The surrounding area sucks and is pretty boring. Overall this school is a 2 out of 10
1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: A, Social Life: F
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What drew me to Alvernia was that it'sBrightAthletics/Training
What drew me to Alvernia was that it's a small, well kept suburban school. I also went there to play a sport, and I liked that students could come out, spread a blanket, and sit on the hill to watch games. Several spectators even brought pets. Now, they are starting a football program and building a stadium. This will take away the intimate setting, and cause more problems for women's sports because it didn't take me long to realize that they don't invest in their women's sports the way they do their mens. Not only are there more coaches on the mens side, but they are more qualified. Go on the website, and compare men's baseball to women's softball .. men's soccer to women's soccer, and men's basketball to women's basketball, and see for yourself. One coach leaves, and they bring in another who is less qualified (i.e. women's soccer where the new coach is a youth boys coach, with only 1 season of coaching a women's college team). Do you think they would hire a youth girl's coach to coach the men's team? Never.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: D-
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