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Albright College Overview

Albright College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Albright College Known For?

400 Undergraduate Awards
$16,128 Avg Cost After Aid
50% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Albright.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Albright bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,700 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Albright student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Albright College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Albright.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Albright has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#36 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#57 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#68 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#70 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#109 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Albright College?

Location of Albright College

Contact details for Albright are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1621 N. 13Th St., Reading, PA 19612-5234
Phone: 610-921-2381
Website: www.albright.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbrightCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/albrightcollege

How Do I Get Into Albright?

You can apply to Albright online at: www.albrightapplication.org/freshman/

Admission Requirements for Albright

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Albright?

50% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
Albright has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Can I Afford Albright College?

$16,128 Net Price
90% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Albright is $16,128. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Albright, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $8,851 a year. That adds up to $35,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Albright is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Albright College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,701 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,718 undergraduate students at Albright, with 1,701 being full-time and 17 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Albright

There are also 40 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,701 full-time undergraduates at Albright, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Albright

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Albright College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Albright Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 405
Hispanic or Latino 272
White 833
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 113

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Albright College. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 17 countries are represented at Albright. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

Online Learning at Albright College

30 Took All Classes Online
59 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 59 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Albright has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 105th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Albright majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 83%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Albright ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Albright.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mental & Social Health Services #78

Albright College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 51 0 51
General Business/Commerce 0 48 0 48
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 35 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 0 29 0 29
Communication & Media Studies 0 24 0 24
General Psychology 0 17 0 17
Criminology 0 17 0 17
General Biology 0 16 0 16
Accounting 0 16 0 16
History 0 15 0 15
Sociology 0 15 0 15
Information Science 0 13 0 13
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 0 13
Music 0 13 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 4 6 10
General English Literature 0 9 0 9
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 7
Mathematics 0 7 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 7
Child Development & Psychology 0 6 0 6
Romance Languages 0 4 0 4
Public Health 0 4 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 4 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 3
Economics 0 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 2
Mental & Social Health Services 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 2
Religious Studies 0 2 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 2
Special Education 0 0 1 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 398 7 407

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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