Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright, founded in 1856, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 110-acre campus is located at the edge of a residential section of Reading, 45 miles from Philadelphia.

Website: www.albright.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,015
Undergraduate
Students
(59.3%) 1,195 Women
(40.7%) 820 Men
21
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 8,332 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,632
Tuition and Fees
$45,302
Room and Board
$12,070
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$41,714
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,599
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
103
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Reading Population
88,102
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
21.3% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.2% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted June 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted June 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted June 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted June 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
13th and Bern Streets
PO Box 15234
City, State, Zip
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Phone
(610) 921-7700
Fax
(610) 921-7530
E-mail
admission@albright.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Secondary school report (guidance department), interview for students applying test-optional recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 8,332 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 4,970 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 3,362 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
465 (11%) of 4,169 admitted students enrolled
Women
254 (10%) of 2,600 admitted students enrolled
Men
211 (13%) of 1,569 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 37%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,632
Tuition and Fees
$45,302
Room and Board
$12,070
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,260
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003229
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
452 (97.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
423 (93.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
423 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
46 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$41,714
Need-Based Gift
Received by 423 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,013
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 418 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,178
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 29 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,885

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,575 (95.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,515 (96.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,513 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
152 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$38,880
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,513 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,813
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,377 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,666
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 100 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
128 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,066

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,599
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
103
Part-Time Faculty
53
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 76% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
544,037
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Reading Population
88,102
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
118 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Reading
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
32%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
E2 Campus Text messaging, Rape Aggression Defense Training, marked patrol cars, partnership with local and state police

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
badminton, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, greek organizations (combined), alpha phi omega (service organization), student government association, albright college activities council, albrightian (newspaper)
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,015
Women
1,195 (59.3%)
Men
820 (40.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,993
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
21.3% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.2% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 14 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
21

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 9%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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