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Alverno College + YOU

Your college dreams are still possible. Our Admissions Team is here for you, as you still plan for your amazing future. Although we aren't offering on-campus tours, visits or events, we still want to hear about your plans and help guide you as you prepare for college. Use this page to explore what Alverno is all about and connect with us. You can call us, email us, DM us on our social media channels ... we are here. And stay tuned for some fun, virtual opportunities to learn even more about what it means to be #AlvernoStrong.

Welcome home. Welcome to Alverno!

Alverno is now test optional for or first-year students applying for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. Learn more.

What's it like to be an Alverno student?

First, we'll tell you what it's not. It's not large lecture halls. It's not being lost in a sea of people. It's not competing with classmates for the top grade (because there are no letter grades). Above all, it's not boring.

So, what is it, then?

Which of Alverno’s 8 Abilities are you? 

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Communication icon Problem Solving icon Social Interaction icon Effective Citizenship icon
Analysis icon Valuing icon Aesthetic Engagment icon Global Perspective icon.

Alverno offers endless opportunities to get you ready for your next step. What will you discover?

  • Welcome to Alverno College! We’re a Catholic, Franciscan college in Milwaukee.
  • Here, you’ll find an inclusive, vibrant community of nearly 1,700 students and faculty who support and uplift each other.
  • No big lecture halls here. Instead, you’ll get to know classmates and instructors in small classes like this one.
  • You’ll learn how to work as a team, a vital skill for entering today’s workforce. (Doesn’t our library get beautiful light?)
  • You have a powerful voice. Here, you’ll learn how to use it – whether that’s in song or in standing up for what’s right.
  • When we say learning is hands on, we mean it.
  • Spacious kitchens in our Clare Hall residence hall will let you become the next Ina Garten (and if all you use it for is to microwave popcorn, that’s okay, too).
  • Nursing students get hands-on practice in our clinical education center, including on the simulators that act like real patients.
  • Ready to transform your life? We’re ready to help you.

We’re ready to help you achieve your goals!

Connect with us:

  • Admissions: 414-382-6100 or
  • Financial Aid: 414-382-6262 or
  • Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | TwitterSnapchat

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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