Albright College

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PO Box 15234, 13th and Bern Streets

Reading, PA 19612-5234

Phone: (610) 921-2381
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Albright College is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,199, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 118 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Albright College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 176. Its tuition and fees are $36,660 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Our mission is to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1856
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $51,253,102


When applying to Albright College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Albright College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 46.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Albright College is 12:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Albright College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Social Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27%
Psychology 18%
Social Sciences 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Student Life

Albright College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,199, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. Albright College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,264
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Albright College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Albright College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Albright College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Albright College.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Albright College, 79.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,567.

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Tuition and fees $36,660 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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