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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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Berks Technical Institute


Reading, PA

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