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Reading Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Reading Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Reading, Pennsylvania

There are at least 5 colleges in Reading, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,155 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 8,661 full-time students, and a reported 2,097 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Reading Area Community College, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks and Albright College.

We also provide an extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Reading.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Reading.

Featured Colleges in the Reading Area (QuickSchools™)

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Lincoln Tech


Allentown, PA

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Automotive Training Center


Exton, PA; Warminster, PA

Welcome to Automotive Training Center! Dedicated to training technicians in the automotive field since 1917, ATC is ready to train YOU!

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Berks Technical Institute


Reading, PA

Berks Technical Institute (BTI) can help get you from here to a new career!

  • Program Categories: Business, Education and Teaching, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Baltimore School of Massage - York Campus


York, PA

Baltimore School of Massage York Campus is a member of the Steiner Education Group, which is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner Leisure Limited operates more than 175 spas and salons on cruise ships and at resorts worldwide. Steiner spas recruit from the Baltimore School of Massage York Campus.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Universal Technical Institute


Exton, PA

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Reading with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Albright College
1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612-5234

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, accounting, art studies, organizational psychology, criminology, sociology, psychology, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,233 students, 2,184 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,148 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 450-560.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Rd
Reading, PA 19610-1016

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, technical and business writing, electrical engineering, occupational therapist assistant, elementary school teaching, information science, psychology, mechanical engineering tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,824 students, 2,731 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 804 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-540. Math: 430-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Reading Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Reading Area Community College
10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603-1706

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, general studies, licensed practical nurse, liberal arts and sciences, business management, criminal justice and police, psychology, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,682 students, 3,420 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
1025 Old Wyomissing Road
Reading, PA 19611

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 416 students, 326 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 145 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Coatesville Colleges 2 10,838 179  
Kutztown Colleges 1 5,067 10,295 4,751
Myerstown Colleges 1 3,171 168  
Pottstown Colleges 2 21,859 2,499  
Schuylkill Haven Colleges 1 5,548 940 266

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