Albright College

591 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Albright College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,497/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,044/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,060/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,434/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,097/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,623/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,330Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friendly, but not overly social
    47%
  • Social
    26%
  • Cliquey
    15%
  • Helpful towards each other
    9%
  • Boring
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
33%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • A different way of thinking
    38%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Small
    12%
  • Over priced
    6%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Like home
    3%

After Albright College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
66%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Reviews

591 reviews
  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    213
  • Average
    258
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    28
I am generally unsatisfied with my current school which is why I am on this site in search for a better option. I thought that a small school would be a great option, however, as it turns out there is nothing to do here and it seems like the resources are really limited. Although there are great attempts to help students with financial aid, the school is MORBIDLY expensive for the resources and facilities that are available. it seems like I have run out of resources.

The library sucks! It is completely outdated and I love reading so it generally sucks. There is nothing interesting in the college at all but many transfer from the local community college as it appeals to them.

I am also disappointed with the students that go here. The culture of the college is very strange. There are little cliques and the girls are really mean and "bitchy."
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 10 2013
Albright College is a great place for college students! It's a private school so it's much smaller than a lot of universities and colleges. I enjoy going to a small school because class sizes are much smaller, and as a student you are much more than just a number to your professors. I'm involved in athletics here and it makes my college experience even better. The campus is beautiful. Besides the tuition cost, Albright was definitely a great choice.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 30 2015
Albright College has wonderful professors who try to create mentoring relationships with students. The students themselves are typically friendly and represent a wide variety of types. There are activities for every kind of person: artistic, musical, geeky, social, athletic, socially conscious, etc. I love the school and have had mostly positive experiences. The only time I had a professor (who was an adjunct) who seemed disinterested in his classes and failed to uphold the standards of the school, it was taken care of and he was not invited back the next semester. My biggest complaint would have to be that the administration is disorganized. Departments do not communicate with one another and trying to do anything outside the norm (like take extra classes every semester out skip a year) is a hassle that will have you alternatively running to the deans, president, and registrar or waiting months for a response. This inefficiency also means that buildings are not improved quickly. I moved off campus so that mice and broken plumbing would stop being an issue. However, Albright recently hired new people, including a new president, so the school is trying to ameliorate these conditions.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago