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Alverno College offers a world-renowned education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to develop each student to be of service to the world. We invite you to explore our unique way of learning and our welcoming community.

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Alverno offers 60+ majors/minors for undergraduate students, which you can explore here. Our undergraduate program is open to women only.

Please contact Elena Burke, coordinator of global exchange programs, with undergraduate-level admissions questions.

 More information available here.

Alverno offers 10 Master’s and doctorate programs in nursing, business, psychology, education and music. Our graduate programs are open to women and men. Explore our programs here.

Please contact Rachel Haos, assistant dean of students, with graduate-level admissions questions.

More information available here.

Exchange students nominated from partner schools can attend Alverno College for a semester or one full academic year. Students will live on Alverno’s campus and are eligible to take classes in most of our majors; some courses may need pre-approval from the instructor. Explore courses here.

Students coming from countries where English is not an official language must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores with their application.

Please contact Elena Burke, coordinator of global exchange programs, with undergraduate-level exchange questions.

More information available here.

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“Alverno faculty, staff, and peers are welcoming, warm and always ready to help. I enjoy how much I have learned and grown due to my access to a combined wealth of experience supplied by professors and peers.”

—Awele, Master of Science in Community Psychology degree candidate, class of 2022

Resources

The IIC is pleased to support international exchange and degree-seeking students with the following:
  • The application and admissions process;
  • Offering to pair students with an American host family;
  • Assisting students with navigation, academic advising, campus services, and community resources;
  • Coordinating activities on and off-campus for international students;
  • Creating educational experiences to foster cross-cultural dialogue and understanding between American and international students; and
  • Assisting international students with maintaining their visa status and understanding the federal regulations.
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Application steps for international students

Alverno course catalog

Estimated costs 2021-22

Acceptable proof of English proficiency

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