Reading Area Community College

360 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 2 Year
NG
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    NG
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    NG
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    NG
Reading Area Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,756/ 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
    $8,817/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,272/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,516/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,778/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,820/ year

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
913Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Reading Area Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
10%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Reviews

360 reviews
  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    128
  • Average
    136
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    12
People always have negative comments in regards to community colleges, and more importantly RACC. Our city is full of negativity, and I understand where people come from when they want to show that they're better than what others think, but attending a community college is one of the smartest choices anyone could ever make. A lot of people came up to me and told me that they've heard how difficult the classes are in RACC compared to other colleges in the city, and I've never would've considered it that way, but I've heard it so many times that it must be true. Just because you attend a community college it does not mean you will get poor results from it as a student. You are saving so much money when you attend here. People all over campus are extremely helpful IF YOU ASK FOR HELP! Many teachers are caring, and understanding about your situation if you speak to them and tell them why you couldn't hand in an assignment or will be missing a test. I'm about to graduate this upcoming year, and I have nothing negative to say about RACC. You will not regret attending this college, I assure you. The price you're paying or will be paying is worth it. Don't let the fact that it's a community college, and people have negative opinions about community colleges change you from coming here.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
I've heard bad things of this school before coming here. I would only recommend coming to this school if you have no other options of actual colleges. I heard jokes saying students smoke in the classrooms and ash on the floors. It's not a far stretch from the truth. The students care as little as the professors do. I say the word professor lightly as the research is basic. I heard a student give a presentation on the topic of "The prestige of older cars". He proceeded to get into an argument with the teacher over an opinionated topic that sounded like it was thought of by a middle school student. Only come here if you wish to transfer to a better school as this school is a giant black eye on the academic community.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
RACC is small, but the teachers really care about the students and what they are teaching. Classes usually have between 20 and 30 students, and teachers are always willing to help their students succeed. One of the most unique things about RACC is the RACCy Olympics which raises money for charity. Throughout the year, students form teams and compete to raise the most money, and in the spring they face off to earn points to declare a "winner". This past year, the program raised over $17,000 for Habitat For Humanity.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago