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Albright College
Reading, PA
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
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives   1
 
Examinations
Exam   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 Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Used in place of an application essay
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
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Application Fee $35
Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
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
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
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
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  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 8,832 applicants were admitted
   Women 2784 applicants were admitted
   Men 1730 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 596 (13%) of 4,514 admitted students enrolled
   Women 351 (13%) of 2,784 admitted students enrolled
   Men 245 (14%) of 1,730 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  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 527 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 1%
  Score of 600 - 700 16%
  Score of 500 - 600 45%
  Score of 400 - 500 37%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 535 average
480-573 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 3%
  Score of 600 - 700 15%
  Score of 500 - 600 49%
  Score of 400 - 500 32%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing Not reported
  Score of 700 - 800 Not reported
  Score of 600 - 700 Not reported
  Score of 500 - 600 Not reported
  Score of 400 - 500 Not reported
  Score of 300 - 400 Not reported
  Score of 200 - 300 Not reported
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.35
3.75 and Above 26%
3.50 - 3.74 12%
3.25 - 3.49 16%
3.00 - 3.24 18%
2.50 - 2.99 23%
2.00 - 2.49 5%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 23 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 1%
  Score of 24 - 29 30%
  Score of 18 - 23 66%
  Score of 12 - 17 3%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 73%
Bottom half: 27%
National Merit Scholar 1%
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported