1 Review on Alvernia University (AU)

Alvernia University is a caring and inclusive learning community guided by Franciscan faith and values and by St. Bonaventure's concept, “knowledge joined with love.” Since 1973, Alvernia is well known for its quality nursing programs.

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  1. Anonymous
    Oct 24, '17, 2:27 pm by
    Overall: 1.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 2 stars
    Staff: 1 stars
    Academics: 2 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus

    My Experience

    The nursing program at Alvernia is a complete joke. The curriculum is challenging, as is any nursing program, however the professors repeatedly bombard you with busy work and assignments that are sometimes not even graded. Most of the professors do not teach the material at all in class, so going to lecture is really only beneficial to get participation points. I've paid 30,000 dollars a year to teach myself everything I know. The faculty are condescending, rude, and arrogant. You could be the best student in the class and they will call you into their office for yawning in class and being unprofessional. Every semester I remembering thinking, it could not get worse and yet it always does. If I wasn't so close to graduating I would have dropped out by now. Think long and hard before enrolling in this program, and then choose a better school.

    About The Staff

    The faculty are the worst staff I have ever encountered. They are rude and arrogant. When you ask questions in class, they will laugh at you and make you feel stupid. There are professors that will not explain a single project to you and then make you feel like an idiot when you did not complete it to their standards. Professors have told us that the staff talks about the students in meetings and refer to classes as "the stupid class." There are 1-2 professors that are actually helpful and want to see you succeed as a student, the rest want to collect a pay check until they retire, and demean their students.