Albright College

1621 N 13th St, Reading, United States
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Overview of Albright College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,015
    • Men:820 (40.7%)
    • Women:1,195 (59.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Albright College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

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
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,302 (74.71632141443462%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,070 (19.90697981264019%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.6492941021242908%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,260 (3.7274046708008974%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Albright College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003229
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,599
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
544,037

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Albright College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (5)


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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


88,102

Nearest Metropolitan Area


118 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
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 of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Albright College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,993

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,015
Women
1,195
Men
820

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

Number of Graduate Students


21

Student Resources

Study resources