Albright College

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.

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Contacting Albright

Albright College
1621 N. 13th St.
Reading , PA 19612-5234
General Phone: (610) 921-2381

Albright Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management119business, business management, accounting
Liberal Arts116American studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, ...
Therapy and Counseling68psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology
Art Studies34art studies
Security and Law Enforcement31criminology
Science23biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, optics
Education and Teaching22special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, ESL instruction
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, information science
Media17communication studies
Design12fashion design
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies, environmental science, forestry
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles

Number of programs and degrees for Albright in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49144
Master's degree44
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Albright Student Body

In 2007-2008, Albright had a total enrollment of 2,233 students (2,184 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 30%
22-24 8%
25-29 7%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey22%
(International Students)5%
New York4%

Albright Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Albright Room and Board (2007)

Albright offers campus housing for 1,148 of its 2,184 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Reading, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Albright Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math450560
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Albright Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,570
Room and board $ 8,670
Room charge $ 4,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Albright participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 322900)

Albright Faculty

Albright has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1310
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1230

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year2*5$47,903
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$48,4416$47,554

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$83,75312$85,084
Associate professoracademic year16$66,55415$67,879
Assistant professoracademic year19$55,24413$54,894
Instructoracademic year1*19$44,502
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year56$68,16659$60,989

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Albright Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Basketball Commonwealth Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Conference
Track Commonwealth Conference

Albright Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Albright Apart:

% of degrees in art studies
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Albright % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%Albright % of degrees in business and management

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