At a liberal arts college, you’ll complete a rigorous core curriculum plus a comprehensive range of courses for your major and minor. But at Alverno College, we expect more. Through our ability-based curriculum, our faculty looks at you as an individual person, not as a student in a massive lecture hall. It was developed to help you grow your skill set through ongoing assessment and feedback.
The reason our unique education works is simple – it’s a model of the real world. A world where there are no letter grades and where learning comes from actually doing a task, versus simply reading about it. You demonstrate what you have learned until you master the content. It’s an effective and relevant learning experience that is valued by students, graduate schools and the professional world. It is an empowering experience—ask any current student or alumni.