Educating tomorrow's leaders to challenge the world 

Welcoming you to Alverno

In an effort to support our friends at Cardinal Stritch University we would like to extend assistance and provide insight to the opportunities and programs offered at Alverno College to assist you in achieving your educational goals!

What we promise to offer:

  • First and foremost, our Franciscan values closely align with those of Cardinal Stritch.
  • All Cardinal Stritch credits will transfer to Alverno College. Some graduate, nursing and education programs will require transcript review for program credit award.
  • Our educational programs align with Stritch's, with an emphasis on nursing, business, education, leadership and liberal arts.
  • A welcoming atmosphere from our students due to Alverno’s diversity and inclusivity.
  • Individualized attention, support and a variety of resources to ensure success in pursuit of your degree.
  • A leader in higher education innovations, nationally recognized and awarded for our assessment and outcomes-based learning focused on our 8-Abilities.
  • A strong tradition as an undergraduate college for women, Alverno also provides educational options for both women and men in our adult learning and graduate programs.
  • Generous acceptance of academic credits earned in order to keep you on track to your planned graduation.
  • Financial aid awards and tuition plans that match or reasonably reflect your current financial plans.
  • All genders are welcome to apply to both undergraduate and graduate programs. Men can be admitted into Alverno's undergraduate School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives Programs in education, nursing and leadership.

Click the button below to start our streamlined
Stritch-specific enrollment form.

Are you ready to be a leader
to challenge the world?

Alverno College educates and empowers learners to be agents of change by challenging the status quo through principled leadership, professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world.

Meet Kelly: Stritch's first transfer to Alverno

Meet Britnee: A freshman transfer to Alverno

Alverno College is working closely with our accreditors and licensing agents to ensure that specialized programs with external licensing and accrediting are meeting the appropriate benchmarks for teach out and transfer.

Alverno College invites all Cardinal Stritch University students to transition to Alverno as a direct program teach out, program transfer or to transfer to new programs.

Students need to fill out the simple online admission form (all Cardinal Stritch students will be admitted to appropriate programs), provide an unofficial transcript, and indicate the program you are looking to enroll in.

Click the button below to start our streamlined
Stritch-specific enrollment form.

Cardinal Stritch Programs
Find those included in transfer or teach out agreements

We know you have loved your Cardinal Stritch experience in the classroom and we'd like to share here how you can continue your education at Alverno.


Support When You Need It      
Campus resources

We offer students several paths and connections across campus to assist with child care, academic advising, physical health, and wellness and mental health needs.


Unique Opportunities
Engage with your community

We offer students several distinctive opportunities to flourish.

Enhance your Alverno experience

We offer a diverse, welcoming community of students and faculty, plus opportunities to learn, lead, explore and give back, and have fun. Read more on some of the ways students get involved outside of the classroom..


Our location 
Enjoy a close tie to the city

Alverno’s 46-acre campus is located in a safe, residential area in Milwaukee’s Jackson Park neighborhood, and includes walking paths, picnic tables and places for socializing, studying and reflection. We are just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, home to the lakefront, many trendy restaurants, galleries and festivals.


Explore a range of majors and minors with nearly limitless opportunities to launch your career.


Grow as a leader and advance in your profession with one of our graduate programs for women and men.


Elevate your career with adult degree-completion programs and licensure/certificate programs.

The 8 Abilities     
Our foundation of learning

For nearly 50 years, Alverno’s ability-based curriculum has been described as innovative and revolutionary. We believe the real benefit of knowledge is knowing how to apply it, which is why we integrate eight core abilities into our curriculum. The 8 Abilities are:  Communication, Analysis, Problem Solving, Valuing in Decision Making, Social Interaction, Developing a Global Perspective, Effective Citizenship, and Aesthetic Engagement.

The 8 Abilities are the foundation of the Alverno experience, and students practice these essential skills throughout their educational journey, working toward mastery. Ultimately, the 8 Abilities are what give our students and alums the power to stand apart from the crowd and to succeed both personally and professionally. 

Residence Life      
Build your home away from home

Our two residence halls on campus, Austin Hall and Clare Hall, are nestled on 46-acres of lush green space with running and walking paths, picnic tables and places for socializing, studying and reflection. Both residence halls offer the convenience of living close to classrooms, academic resources, campus clubs and organizations, performances and friends.

As an on-campus resident, you will enjoy meal service, free parking, a fitness center, a full calendar of activities, as well as easy access to downtown Milwaukee.


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