Overview

Applicants
7,645
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.34

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
171
with Terminal Degree
106

95
Women
76
Men
17
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory


Students Say

Albright College's motto is "A different way of thinking," and students tell us that it's not just an empty slogan. Rather, this principle "is truly evident, in a positive way, in all aspects" of an Albright education "including the academic options, clubs and organizations, campus living, and social aspects." Interdisciplinary study is central to Albright's academic philosophy; one junior majoring in sociology tells us that "I have been able to relate theater and sociology within the same semester, which is something I could have never pictured before." Students thrive or fail here to the extent that they can embrace the Albright approach. Those who love it appreciate "the interdisciplinary nature of each class" and insist that "if you come to Albright and come to believe in Albright's principles, you will have the opportunity to exceed any imaginable expectations in social life, academics, athletics, and any other endeavor that you wish to be a part of." Those who don't may conclude that "Albright costs at least twice what a state school does and doesn't offer anything more than you would find at a state school," although to do so they'd have to ignore the "small classes where you can feel comfortable answering or asking questions." Most classes are "discussion-rather than lecture-based, which makes for a much better learning environment!" Albright also boasts "great facilities. The new gym, the Shumo Center, is state of the art, and now Albright is making renovations on other buildings that will make the campus even better."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Stanley E. Order
Dir Med/John Hopkins

Durland Fist
Prof Med/Yale

Wm Deardon
Board Chair/ Hershey Corp.

Jeff Griffiths
Pres. of Electronics Bartique

Murry Dushe
Pres. of Lost Plus World Market

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Nov 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,490

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,762

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,165

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,901

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,644
Required Fees
$900
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,998
Transportation for Commuters
$800

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,188
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,759
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

3.06%
Asian
21.11%
African-American
11.07%
Hispanic
58.02%
Caucasian
1.79%
Unknown
2.94%
International

60% female
40% male
38% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Albright's academic approach attracts students who "value being unique and following your own path. We are able to fit together, because we respect and reward individuality." Most are "very involved and full of school spirit," and "everyone is very open and friendly," but "there are still many cliques." These include "the Greeks, the artists, the jocks and cheerleaders, the 'gangstas,' the Asians, and the shy folk. The cliques are most apparent in the cafeteria, however outside of the dining hall all the groups do mesh and interact." Undergrads here tend to be "either really career-minded or really socially minded." Socially minded men take note: "Females outnumber males" by a substantial margin.

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Students Say

Life at Albright "is relaxing and fun," with students focused on schoolwork during the week and on the "plenty of things to do on and around campus" on the weekends. This includes "'experience events' that the school sets up," which can be "anything from comedians to educational lectures to plays. You have to attend sixteen experience events by the end of your sophomore year." Other options include "Greek life (date parties, formals, philanthropic activities), athletics, shopping (mall, outlets, King of Prussia, which is about 60 minutes from campus), Reading Phillies and Royals games" and taking advantage of "sports recreation facilities nearby (rock climbing, laser tag, water parks, mini golf)." Also, "The college actually plans trips to locations that are further than we want to drive, like New York City. There are always things going on in Philadelphia, and if you want to go, you can find others who want to, too." Despite all these options, "there is quite a bit of alcohol on campus, although there's plenty to do for those who don't want to drink." While some city folks may find life here a bit to slow, many here believe that "you will not be bored unless you allow yourself to be."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
84
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

15% join a fraternity
20% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Lions)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lions)
12 Sports

Badminton
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Kutztown University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Gateway, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Debi Grosch
Admission Assistant

Address
P O Box 15234
13 and Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234

Phone
610-921-7512

Email
dgrosch@alb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Jake's Place
Wachovia Theatre
Sports Center
Natatorium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Reading Public Museum
Reading Phillies Baseball Park
Vanity Fair Outlet Complex
Sovereign Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
must be a applicant

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public Bus- Barta Taxi Reading Regional Airport

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn Sheraton