Alvernia University is a private university which is established in year 1958. The motto of the university is to learn to love to serve alvernia university offers more than 50 undergraduate courses. The university celebrated 50th anniversary. Pennsylvania department of education has granted university status. Pennsylvania department of education has approved education program for elementary and secondary teachers. The Bachelor of Science in nursing is being approved by pennylvania state board of nursing and was accredited by commission on collegiate nursing education. Alvernia University has a good library which holds 100,000 print which also includes audiovisual and about 400 current subscriptions.