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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Reading Area is a public college located in Reading, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 967 undergraduate students. The Reading Area acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Nursing. Graduating 19% of students, Reading Area alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Reading Area Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603
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Cost

Net Price
$9,374/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,096/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,783/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,985/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,871/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,426/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
967Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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This is the best community college in Berks County. I was skeptical at first of going there because I didn't think an education in a community college was going to help me much but was mistaken. My first two years there (which were also my first years of college education) were the smoothest ever. The learning environment is very involving, and each teacher will bring a different type of learning approach, so it's never just a simple lecture. The staff is the most caring people ever; it does not matter whether you just started studying or are already done, they will always be on your toes to make sure you have a good academic standing. And their tuition is one of the cheapest in the area. Whether you are going to your first year in college or returning back to college after years, RACC is the best place to start if you want an easygoign college experience.
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My time at RACC was a wonderful experience. Every department I've ever talked to was always helpful, I never felt frustrated trying to deal with financial aid or advising. All of my professors were great, and were present in helping their students meet their goals and pushed everyone to meet their potential. There was a lot of people who dropped out of the classes, but those that stayed were committed to learning and bettering themselves. RACC offers hybrid learning and online courses which, as an adult learner, make my life a lot easier. It made it manageable to work and go to school full time.
People always have negative comments in regards to community colleges, and more importantly RACC. Our city is full of negativity, and I understand where people come from when they want to show that they're better than what others think, but attending a community college is one of the smartest choices anyone could ever make. A lot of people came up to me and told me that they've heard how difficult the classes are in RACC compared to other colleges in the city, and I've never would've considered it that way, but I've heard it so many times that it must be true. Just because you attend a community college it does not mean you will get poor results from it as a student. You are saving so much money when you attend here. People all over campus are extremely helpful IF YOU ASK FOR HELP! Many teachers are caring, and understanding about your situation if you speak to them and tell them why you couldn't hand in an assignment or will be missing a test. I'm about to graduate this upcoming year, and I have nothing negative to say about RACC. You will not regret attending this college, I assure you. The price you're paying or will be paying is worth it. Don't let the fact that it's a community college, and people have negative opinions about community colleges change you from coming here.