596 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Albright College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Scores Range
930-1130
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Albright College

Cost

Net Price
$21,497/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,044/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,060/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,434/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,097/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,623/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,330Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friendly, but not overly social
    47%
  • Social
    26%
  • Cliquey
    15%
  • Helpful towards each other
    9%
  • Boring
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
33%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • A different way of thinking
    38%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Small
    12%
  • Over priced
    6%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Like home
    3%

After Albright College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
66%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Albright College Reviews

596 reviews
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Albright College has wonderful professors who try to create mentoring relationships with students. The students themselves are typically friendly and represent a wide variety of types. There are activities for every kind of person: artistic, musical, geeky, social, athletic, socially conscious, etc. I love the school and have had mostly positive experiences. The only time I had a professor (who was an adjunct) who seemed disinterested in his classes and failed to uphold the standards of the school, it was taken care of and he was not invited back the next semester. My biggest complaint would have to be that the administration is disorganized. Departments do not communicate with one another and trying to do anything outside the norm (like take extra classes every semester out skip a year) is a hassle that will have you alternatively running to the deans, president, and registrar or waiting months for a response. This inefficiency also means that buildings are not improved quickly. I moved off campus so that mice and broken plumbing would stop being an issue. However, Albright recently hired new people, including a new president, so the school is trying to ameliorate these conditions.
Albright College, wasn't my top college for a long time while I was in high school. I already lived in Reading and wanted to part away from the city and go to a big state school. It wasn't til a few phone calls and a real visit to Albright that I grasped how great it is there. The moment you get on campus you're embraced by many smiling faces, friendly personalities and you're treated as family. The campus itself is beautifully with their signature red Adirondack chairs spread around the campus. Since being so small of college you actually get to know your teacher and they know you, it has it's perks in the long run(Recommendations). I wouldn't really change anything so far at Albright, it's great school with great people, and I fit in just well.
Honestly, I am not fond of cinder blocks and peeling paint or broken tiles. Even if the rooms were not ugly, I could not rate housing very highly. The pipes often break or leak and it takes weeks to fix it. Their solution to one leaking pipe was to remove the ceiling tile it was leading through so that instead it just dripped directly onto students' heads. The buildings will constantly look dirty, no matter how much the cleaning crew works because of the years of grime caked into the carpet. There are mice in almost every single building and the window units break frequently. The lighting in some rooms only reaches half the room. If you live in Albright Court, be prepared for fire alarms going off at all hours because the detectors can be set off by hairspray, singed hair, and steam. This is the one part of Albright I dislike strongly. I suggest looking at one of the apartment complexes behind the school, like Autumn Park or Oak Forest because you will save money and live in a nice building.