See what students say:

Academics

Albright College provides undergraduates with a "close-knit" community that's "full of diversity and passion." Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, Albright "prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education no matter [their] major." Students note that this liberal arts college maintains an especially "strong arts and theater program and a prestigious pre-professional…sciences program." Small classes are the norm at Albright: It's "rare that a class exceeds 30 students." "Internship and study abroad opportunities" abound, as well. Undergrads happily report that their professors are "extremely passionate about what they teach." And it's obvious that they truly "care about their students." As one undergrad explains, "If the students are proactive in reaching out to them, [our professors] are often really understanding when you have problems, be them school, work, or life related." Once the semester is over, Albright professors "have the potential to become great resources for references and scholastic colleagues."

Student Body

Campus life at Albright College is full of plenty of extracurricular options and opportunities for fun distractions. The college hosts numerous events such as "choir concerts, environmental talks, guest speakers and…art gallery openings." There are also "monthly bingo sessions" as well as "free sporting events such as baseball games and hockey games for major league…and minor league teams." And one happy student describes, "Once or twice a week our activities counsel offers events like comedians, magicians and musicians." For more informal gatherings, "there is the fitness center, a game room, and several open spaces on campus where students and their friends can meet and do other activities." A number of undergrads are also "involved in Greek life." While there is a party scene to be found, we're told that most parties are "typically [held] off campus as public safety and residential life are strict about alcohol in the dorms." When students want a break from campus life, they can easily "check…out the restaurants in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania" or head to the "big arena nearby that…often brings in big names for concerts and shows."

Campus Life

Students share that the Albright College student body is "welcoming," "engaged." and "creative." When it comes to diversity, some students assert that the "majority [of their peers are] white." Others insist that you'll "find most races and ethnicities here, as well as a diverse range of sexuality and gender identities." What's more, Albright undergrads come from "all walks of life, all levels of economic status, and [possess] a variety of different political and social views." There's even "a large amount of international students including [individuals] from China, Japan, Haiti, Ireland, and many more!" Above all, the undergrads say that "the student body is full of friendly faces," and many here are "extremely kind and will go out of their way to help you." A current student illustrates: "When a visitor looks confused or lost someone will walk up to them and offer help and guidance; if someone is struggling with their hands full or looks upset or hurt most students would be willing to stop and offer a helping hand or a listening ear." Another Albright student concludes: "It is nice to walk across campus and feel like you're at home."

Overview

Applicants
8,332
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
156
with Terminal Degree
101

80
Women
76
Men
19
Minority
3
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Fashion Merchandising.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Public Health, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Costume Design.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Management.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


K. Neil Van Dine ’88
Founder/Country Director, Haiti Outreach, Inc.

John K. Fetterman ’91
Mayor, Braddock, PA

Brent J. Hurley ’01
Co-founder, SayMore and YouTube founding team member

Robert S. Spitz ’71
Veteran music journalist and author of the definitive biography of The Beat

Thomas R. Kline, Esq. ’69
Partner, Kline and Specter

Kathleen C. Hittner, M.D. ’69
Rhode Island State Health Insurance Commissioner

Saidah Arrika Ekulona ’92
professional television, Broadway and film actress

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$36,013

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,813

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,532

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,599

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,206
Required Fees
$1,100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$0
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,015
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

2.55%
Asian
20.96%
African-American
12.46%
Hispanic
51.23%
Caucasian
8.50%
Unknown
1.80%
International

59% female
41% male
40% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
68%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Yuriko Beaman

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
84
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

16% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

23% participate in intercollegiate sports

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


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
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@albright.edu

Experience College Life

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Reading Public Museum
Reading Phillies Baseball Park
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

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.albrightathletics.com/sports/2010/5/26/GEN_0526100955.aspx

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


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