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About Albright College

Albright College is a private institution founded in the year 1856 in Reading, Pennsylvania affiliated with United Methodist Church. It has a suburban setting and follows a 4-1-4 academic calendar. Albright College offers more than 50 programs of study including Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminology, Fashion, Legal Studies, Languages, etc.

The College has an acceptance rate of 62% and the student Faculty ratio in the college is 14:1. The University’s retention rate is 78%. The 4-year Graduation rate is 48% and 6-year Graduation rate is 54%.


Type of University Private
Year of Establishment 1856
Campus Setting Suburban
Total Enrollment 1,934
Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1

Residence Facilities at Albright College

The residential campus is located at the base of Mount Penn.

  • There are 7 residence halls including Honors Housing, North Hall, Albright Court, Albright Woods, Affinity Houses and Rockland Hall.
  • Rooms are generally 12’ x 12’. Rugs are about 10’ x 10’. Rooms are equipped with desks, desk chairs, beds, dressers, closets, a micro-fridge, cable TV, Wireless internet with no cord. There are free laundry facilities for the students.
  • The Public Safety Office is located right across the residence halls and is open throughout the day and night. The college also provides for an emergency text messaging system in case of any emergency. Emergency phones are located across campus to access if required.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the university is mentioned below:

Tuition $25,500
Room $7,050
Board $5,616
Books and Supplies  $1,000

Other Expenses

Enrolment Fees $325
Student Service Fee $1,142
Withdrawal Fees $20


The Albright College Career Services staff helps the students with career testing, counseling, resume and cover letters, mock interviews, interviewing tips, jobs and internship search assistance, professional development, and graduate and professional school advising.

Online resources such as Art Search, EcoJobs, and CareerShift are also some of the initiatives that the university takes. The College utilizes the Handshake which is a career platform for the students to view job listings and internships. Career fairs and Expos also take place annually.

Albright College Campus

Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, and has a campus size of 118 acres. Berks Community Media Center is a center to take an initiative with students in communication and digital aspects

  • Center for computing and Mathematics holds three computer labs and a SunStation Lab along with IT Services.
  • Gingrich Library and Administration is located at the heart of the campus housing numerous books for the students and faculty for research and study.
  • The Albright College has an Alumni Memorial Hall where the design department is also located.
  • McMillan Student Center holds the college’s bookstore, dining hall, a snack bar, coffee shop, a lounge, mailroom and a lecture hall along with meeting rooms, student activities and student organization offices.
  • School LifeSports Center includes indoor track and field facilities. It can also be used for other sports and also includes racquetball courts and a group fitness room.
  • Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-being has a cardiovascular fitness room, a weight room, a group fitness room, a wellness classroom, a conference space, offices, locker rooms, an atrium, and a café.
  • Gene Shirk Stadium is a stadium that can accommodate 5,000 people for football, hockey, soccer and other sports.
  • Bollman Center can be set up for various sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and wrestling. It also includes athletic offices, locker rooms, and physical training facilities.
  • There is also a swimming pool featured in the college offering aqua-aerobics, aqua jogging, open swim, learn-to-swim classes, a junior swim team and other activities.
  • Center for Arts was made for music, theatre, and art programs with 5 soundproof rehearsal rooms and other facilities.
  • Freedman Gallery is a part of the college and it is ranked in the top 10 college art galleries in the country.
  • Student life in Albright College is very active as there are plenty of opportunities for students such as Athletic training, counseling center, fitness centers, clubs & organizations, Greek Life, etc.
  • Clubs and Organisations at Albright College include academic organizations, arts organizations, club sports, spiritual organizations, honors organizations, media organizations, recreational organizations, etc.
  • Apart from the campus, the students can also visit the two shopping malls, IMAX theatre and several restaurants that are close to the campus. Goggleworks is also an arts center that was renovated after an old factory for recreational purposes.

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Application Process

International students who want to seek admission at Albright College can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application portal: Students can apply via the Common Application or Albright College Online Portal.

Application Fee: $35

Application deadlines


  • Application Deadline: August 1
  • Financial Aid Deadline: August 1
  • Admission Notification: Rolling (starting in January)
  • Financial Aid Notification: Rolling (starting in January)
  • Student Response Deadline: August 15


  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Financial Aid Deadline: December 15
  • Admission Notification: Rolling (starting in November)
  • Financial Aid Notification: Rolling (Starting in November)
  • Student Response Deadline: January 15

Supporting docs:

  • Complete application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Scores of Standardized Exams to study in the USA
  • Verification of financial support
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Copy of Passport
  • Personal essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • International Clearance Form

Programs offered at Albright College

Albright College offers admissions in more than 50 programs of study including Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminology, Fashion, Legal Studies, Languages, etc.

Some of the popular programs in the college are

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services;
  • Psychology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The college offers Pre-professional programs, the alpha program and general education. Pre-professional programs help to pave a pathway to a career in disciplines like law, medicine, etc.

Alpha programs help students to determine their career options by providing them with a number of possibilities to choose from and find the right fit. General Education includes imbibing such skills as communication, critical thinking, analytical adeptness, etc. so that the students are ready to face the world with such skills.

Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

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