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ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, READING, PENNSYLVANIA

Reading, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1856Established Year
  2036Enrollment

Albright College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Albright College is a private institution founded in the year 1856 in Reading, Pennsylvania affiliated with United Methodist Church. It has a suburban setting and follows a 4-1-4 academic calendar. Albright College offers more than 50 programs of study including Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminology, Fashion, Legal Studies, Languages, etc.

The College has an acceptance rate of 62% and the student Faculty ratio in the college is 14:1. The University’s retention rate is 78%. The 4-year Graduation rate is 48% and 6-year Graduation rate is 54%.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1856
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment1,934
Student-Faculty Ratio14:1

Albright College Rankings

  • Ranked 31st in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked 12th in Most Liberal Colleges in Pennsylvania by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 12th in Most Diverse Colleges in Pennsylvania by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 182nd in Most Liberal Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked 328th in Hardest Colleges to get into in America by Niche in 2020.

Albright College Campus

Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, and has a campus size of 118 acres. Berks Community Media Center is a center to take an initiative with students in communication and digital aspects

  • Center for computing and Mathematics holds three computer labs and a SunStation Lab along with IT Services.
  • Gingrich Library and Administration is located at the heart of the campus housing numerous books for the students and faculty for research and study.
  • The Albright College has an Alumni Memorial Hall where the design department is also located.
  • McMillan Student Center holds the college’s bookstore, dining hall, a snack bar, coffee shop, a lounge, mailroom and a lecture hall along with meeting rooms, student activities and student organization offices.
  • School LifeSports Center includes indoor track and field facilities. It can also be used for other sports and also includes racquetball courts and a group fitness room.
  • Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-being has a cardiovascular fitness room, a weight room, a group fitness room, a wellness classroom, a conference space, offices, locker rooms, an atrium, and a café.
  • Gene Shirk Stadium is a stadium that can accommodate 5,000 people for football, hockey, soccer and other sports.
  • Bollman Center can be set up for various sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and wrestling. It also includes athletic offices, locker rooms, and physical training facilities.
  • There is also a swimming pool featured in the college offering aqua-aerobics, aqua jogging, open swim, learn-to-swim classes, a junior swim team and other activities.
  • Center for Arts was made for music, theatre, and art programs with 5 soundproof rehearsal rooms and other facilities.
  • Freedman Gallery is a part of the college and it is ranked in the top 10 college art galleries in the country.
  • Student life in Albright College is very active as there are plenty of opportunities for students such as Athletic training, counseling center, fitness centers, clubs & organizations, Greek Life, etc.
  • Clubs and Organisations at Albright College include academic organizations, arts organizations, club sports, spiritual organizations, honors organizations, media organizations, recreational organizations, etc.
  • Apart from the campus, the students can also visit the two shopping malls, IMAX theatre and several restaurants that are close to the campus. Goggleworks is also an arts center that was renovated after an old factory for recreational purposes.

Residence Facilities at Albright College

The residential campus is located at the base of Mount Penn.

  • There are 7 residence halls including Honors Housing, North Hall, Albright Court, Albright Woods, Affinity Houses and Rockland Hall.
  • Rooms are generally 12’ x 12’. Rugs are about 10’ x 10’. Rooms are equipped with desks, desk chairs, beds, dressers, closets, a micro-fridge, cable TV, Wireless internet with no cord. There are free laundry facilities for the students.
  • The Public Safety Office is located right across the residence halls and is open throughout the day and night. The college also provides for an emergency text messaging system in case of any emergency. Emergency phones are located across campus to access if required.

Programs offered at Albright College

Albright College offers admissions in more than 50 programs of study including Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminology, Fashion, Legal Studies, Languages, etc.

Some of the popular programs in the college are

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services;
  • Psychology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The college offers Pre-professional programs, the alpha program and general education. Pre-professional programs help to pave a pathway to a career in disciplines like law, medicine, etc.

Alpha programs help students to determine their career options by providing them with a number of possibilities to choose from and find the right fit. General Education includes imbibing such skills as communication, critical thinking, analytical adeptness, etc. so that the students are ready to face the world with such skills.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admission at Albright College can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application portal: Students can apply via the Common Application or Albright College Online Portal.

Application Fee: $35

Application deadlines

Fall:

  • Application Deadline: August 1
  • Financial Aid Deadline: August 1
  • Admission Notification: Rolling (starting in January)
  • Financial Aid Notification: Rolling (starting in January)
  • Student Response Deadline: August 15

Spring:

  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Financial Aid Deadline: December 15
  • Admission Notification: Rolling (starting in November)
  • Financial Aid Notification: Rolling (Starting in November)
  • Student Response Deadline: January 15

Supporting docs:

  • Complete application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Scores of Standardized Exams to study in the USA
  • Verification of financial support
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Copy of Passport
  • Personal essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • International Clearance Form

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the university is mentioned below:

Tuition$25,500
Room$7,050
Board$5,616
Books and Supplies $1,000

Other Expenses

Enrolment Fees$325
Student Service Fee$1,142
Withdrawal Fees$20

Scholarships & Financial Aid for international students

An international applicant is required to have a financial sponsor complete the Certification of Finances form and submit a bank statement.

Scholarships: International students are automatically considered for scholarships to afford study in the USA after completing their application form on the merit of academic excellence. The number of scholarships can range between $5,000 to $15,000. This scholarship is renewable, provided that the minimum requirements are met.

Work On-Campus: Students can also work on-campus to set off the tuition fee, but generally the amount is insignificant.

Alumni Network

Some of the benefits of alumni are:

  • Bookstore
  • Early Learning Center
  • Franklin Institute Discount Program: up to 33% discount on museum admission.
  • Gingrich Library: access to the online library
  • Insurance: Discounts and special savings on insurance by partnering with Liberty Mutual; insurance plans offered by the Alumni Insurance Program.

Placements

The Albright College Career Services staff helps the students with career testing, counseling, resume and cover letters, mock interviews, interviewing tips, jobs and internship search assistance, professional development, and graduate and professional school advising.

Online resources such as Art Search, EcoJobs, and CareerShift are also some of the initiatives that the university takes. The College utilizes the Handshake which is a career platform for the students to view job listings and internships. Career fairs and Expos also take place annually.

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Albright College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2459
FAFSA Code003229
Application Cost$25
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$44,206 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Albright College Acceptance Rate

50.0%

Acceptance Rate

8332

Total Applicants

2459

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

40.0%

Male

60.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program50.0%
Total Applicants4863
Total Enrolled2433
Graduate
Graduate Programs50.0%
Total Applicants52
Total Enrolled26

Albright College Enrollment

Enrollment
Albright College Enrollment2459
Undergraduate Enrollment2433
Graduate Enrollment26
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate47.1%

Attendance Cost

$44,206

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$44,206 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,606 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,260 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,606 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,660 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,660 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,660 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
25411568973-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

9/10

9/10academic
9/10infrastructure
9/10placements
9/10faculty
9/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

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Ujwal mehra, INDIA Criminology
Albright College
Current student , Batch : 2021
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STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

Fortunately, I got the program and the college of my choice. I liked the residence facility and the city. It has a good reputation as a college. The college has a lot to offer to the students. After I took the admission to the college one of my friends also decided to study at Albright College. I applied to the college through a common application form.


Course Curriculum - 

I found the course curriculum well developed and tailored to my specific major. It sets me up enough to succeed in the future.

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infrastructure
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Super Market

A & S Grocery0.53 Km
Super Natural Produce0.75 Km
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market1.24 Km
Turkey Hill1.25 Km
Price Rite of Reading1.77 Km
Save A Lot2 Km
ALDI3.02 Km
Walmart6.07 Km
Redner's Fresh Markets6.13 Km
Walmart Supercenter6.16 Km
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Shops at Hiesters Lane0.64 Km
Carlito Chavez ( Reconstruction of bodywork and painting )2.2 Km
The Big Mill Shopping Center2.26 Km
Muhlenberg Shopping Plaza2.83 Km
Magdelyn Hair Salon2.86 Km
Ross4.02 Km
VF Outlet4.32 Km
Smok shope4.56 Km
The Shoppes at Wyomissing4.65 Km
Antietam Valley Shopping Center4.79 Km
Sunglass Hut5.33 Km
Berkshire Mall5.39 Km
Broadcasting Square6.07 Km
Red Horse Hair Studio6.1 Km
Berkshire Square6.18 Km
Exeter Commons7.5 Km
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Golden Eagle Comics & Games2.18 Km
Your Bet2.42 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet2.56 Km
Taking the Bully by the Horns3.07 Km
Symbiote Collectibles4.25 Km
1up Collectibles4.26 Km
Celtic Myth and Moonlight4.41 Km
Dale Shelly4.75 Km
Hintz Bookstore5.07 Km
Carol J Haile, Author5.27 Km
FYE5.42 Km
Barnes & Noble5.68 Km
Alvernia University Bookstore6.25 Km
Running Waters6.75 Km
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Airport

Penske Heliport3.87 Km
Hospital Helipad East4.81 Km
Hospital Helipad west4.9 Km
Wyo Express and Taxi4.96 Km
Reading Airport5.02 Km
Reading Regional Airport5.04 Km
Hospital Helipad5.83 Km
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