About Alverno

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We’re a Catholic, Franciscan college in Milwaukee, one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the Midwest. For more than 130 years, we’ve been changing lives with our powerful combination of liberal arts education plus career readiness, and our pioneering abilities-based approach to education has been studied by others around the globe.

We’re an inclusive, vibrant community of nearly 1,700 students and faculty who support and uplift each other. We’re proud to be home to one of the most diverse student bodies in the state, and nearly 70 percent of our incoming students are the first in their families to attend college. Our alumni, who making a difference around the world, are living proof of the power of a women’s college.


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Alverno student, Jackie
“Alverno has prepared me for my future. I can communicate better and speak with confidence. The hands-on experience I've gotten through my classes and internships has shown me what I can achieve. I know that I'll be able to use everything that I've learned here at Alverno and grow from there."

— Jacqueline

Class of 2019


Discover how Alverno will get you ready for what’s next. We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more.

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