Albright College

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School Overview

Albright College is a private, coeducational, four-year, undergraduate liberal arts college that is directly affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college was founded in 1856 and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Albright College offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, as well as several accelerated degree options. Albright College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and offers a liberal arts curriculum that has a interdisciplinary focus.

Albright College has 9 locations and has a very attractive student to faculty ratio of 12:1. Each year there are approximately 100 students at Albright College enrolled in master’s programs, 600 students in accelerated degree programs and 1,660 undergraduates in traditional bachelor’s degree programs.

Through Albright’s collaborative teaching and learning and flexible curriculum, student’s are also to create self-design programs customized to meet their personal and career goals. Every year hundreds of Albright students participate in the college’s self-design degree program.

Unlike many colleges, Albright does not require applicants to submit SAT scores, but it is optional. In 2012 Albright accepted only 500 new students from an applicant pool of over 7,000.

In the 1960s Albright College launched the first undergraduate psychobiology program in the nation and the first undergraduate biochemistry program in the region. Albright College has been focusing on interdisciplinary learning for decades; they emphasize and encourage student’s to combine fields of learning by creating self-design interdisciplinary majors. Albright offers a large selection pre-professional and liberal arts programs.

General Information

Admission Office
13th & Bern Streets
PO Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
(610) 921-7700
(800) 252-1856
Fax: (610) 921-7729

Contact: Gregory Eichhorn
Vice-President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
(610) 921-2381

Total undergrads: 2,245
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 509
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,209
Graduate enrollment: 60

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Optics B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Albright College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(610) 921-2381
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:1621 N. 13th St., Reading, PA 19612-5234
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,318
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,247 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$41,544
Out-of-state Tuition:$41,544
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$27,914

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Albright College Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation3
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Social Sciences7
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total1485

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid48198%
Grant or scholarship aid47997%$27,914
Student loan aid41885%$9,249

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,03891%$23,512
Federal student loans1,83282%$8,052

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants8,8323,4835,349
Percent admitted100%50%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled7%7%7%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Albright College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,318
Undergraduate enrollment2,304
Graduate enrollment14

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Albright College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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