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Study at Albright College

Albright College, established in 1856, was formed by the merger of several institutions and was named as Albright College in the year 1898. It is a private, co-educational college of liberal arts and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 115 acres. The college offers bachelor's and master's degrees in fields of arts and science. Students are also offered with honors programs and opportunities of studying abroad.

Albright College's athletics department fields more than 20 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are nicknamed as the Lions. They participate in sports including basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and golf. Many students of Albright College have gone on to become famous. Some of them include Jeffrey Lentz, opera singer; R. Scott French, clothing designer; and Lauren Ashburn, managing editor.

Profile of Albright College

Albright is in a small city, in Reading, PA. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. Albright is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Albright include art studies, business and management, computer science and engineering, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Albright Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 560 for students at Albright. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 450 and 565.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Albright, in 2007, had 2, 233 students (2, 177 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Albright belong to the Commonwealth Conference and Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our mission is to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. "

Albright Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management135business, accounting, business management
Liberal Arts134sociology, history, English, interdisciplinary studies, political science, Spanish language, social services, Latin American studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling65organizational psychology, psychology, psychobiology
Science28biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, optics
Computer Science and Engineering27information science, computer and info science
Art Studies25art studies
Security and Law Enforcement18criminology
Media18communication studies
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching, special ed, secondary teaching, art education, early childhood education, ESL instruction
Religion and Philosophy7religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies, environmental science, forestry, conservation
Design5fashion design
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles

Contact: Albright

Albright College

1621 N. 13th St.

Reading, PA 19612-5234

General Phone: (610) 921-2381


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