Albright College in Reading

Reading, PA

(Rating 3 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Albright College offers 150-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 50%. 41% are women, and 59% are men. 3% percents of international students. Albright College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Albright College is 21455$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $41880 and $51880 per year. 53% of full-time Albright College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $45,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Albright College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$21,455
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Albright College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,044
$30,001 - $48,000$16,060
$48,001 - $75,000$17,434
$75,001 - $110,000$23,097
$110,001+$35,623

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5950

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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23%

Types of financial aids

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2013 of Albright College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 85 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Albright College number 28 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Albright College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$45,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

4%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Albright College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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53%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Albright College graduation rate is above the national average.

53% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Albright College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

16 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

Albright College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 22%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Albright College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 20%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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14%

Total

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14%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

78%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Albright College full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Albright College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

66
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3%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Albright College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Albright College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

The campus located by 1621 N. 13Th St. address in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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ALBRIGHT COLLEGE in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Albright College with 1.38% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on ALBRIGHT COLLEGE are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Pottstown Campus

The campus located by 95 South Hanover St. address in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

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Pottstown Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Albright College with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Pottstown Campus is arson.

The percentage of crimes on Media Campus

The campus located by 901 South Media Line Rd. address in Media, Pennsylvania.

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Media Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Albright College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Media Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Albright College offers 150 programs in total: 132 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Master's degree, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Albright College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Albright College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2320 students with 69599 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 23 with 558 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Albright College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Treat others the way you want to be treated -luke 6:31

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The worst school EVER! the dorms are old and gross, the food is beyond disgusting, the campus is in a sketchy area, and classes are a joke. Do not waste your time and money coming here, more than half the freshman are leaving next semester, this school is probably going to go out of business because no one wants to stay at this zoo.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

great place with great people

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I was a student here for all 4 years and graduated in 2013. The tour sold me. but as most reviews say, please dont fall for it. i was excited that every dorm room came with a Air conditioner, and mini fridge/freezer. I thought yes, what a way to save some money. And the rooms were a good size (depends on what dorm your assigned to.) The dorm they use for tours is a good size, but other buildings such as North Hall, some rooms could be smaller. I found ALL professors to be amazing. EXCEPT for 1. She gave me an F for a power point that I worked so so so hard on. Did an excellent presentation, and she gave me an F because even though I sited my work at the bottom of each slide, I was told every bullet point should have had been in quotation marks. To me, I felt that they didnt need to be in quotation marks since i did not write word for word in my slide. It was a summary of what i read and sited that website i used to gather my information. I appealed the grade, and the school sided with her. Brought my 3.2gpa to a 2.9gpa. It was senior year and nothing i could do about it. This 2.9 gpa made it extremely difficult to get into grad school of my choice after graduation. I was very upset a pair of quotation marks determined my after albight education journey. But besides this prof, everyone was very VERY nice. I like that Albright offers summer and winter classes if you wanna catch up or get ahead. I took advantage of winter classes so i could graduate on time. I also took advantage of taking summer classes at my local community college to graduate on time as well.When i was there, the food was amazing. The dinner parties like christmas and mardi gras food was even better. there were tons of clubs to join and greek life. If you had an interest in a club that didnt exist, you were able to create one. (which me and my friends did) it was amazing. they also provided us with funding to have events and gatherings. that was amazing.Overall, my time here was just "ok". There were plenty of things that needed to change. Like the diversity of the student body. There were not many black and brown students. Which made the current black and brown students feel uncomfortable. My last year more were accepted, and i saw the increase. I hope they continued to do that. I enjoyed the arts/theater/fashion there. Some class rooms were outdated but not all. Overall, i do not think Albright is the worse school ever. BUT it is DEFINITELY not worth 52-53k per year. absolutely not worth it. I received plenty and plenty of scholarships. I only owed $53k when i graduated. To me that was not bad as its 53k per year. So i techinically only owed for 1 year of 4 years of higher education. I appreciate the scholarships and time here and i made great friends whom im still friends with 10 years later exactly. My experience could have been A LOT better. It was not worth the money. I did NOT get what i paid for here at albright. and for that I am giving a 3stars. tuition too high, for the services received. Campus does not cater to whole student body. If your a fashion major you'll love it. Bio major you'll love it. Even Arts/theater you will LOVE it. Other majors are okay. But the school as sooooo sooo much for them. The money is worth it for them. Not everyone else.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went to Albright College for two years before transferring out. I was from New Hampshire so completely out of state, and only saw the college a couple of times before going. Honestly the tour I received made me feel so comfortable with the atmosphere there, everyone was so nice. As soon as I got to the College in the fall of 2015 it wasn't at all what I expected. The public safety facilities didn't do a proper job, my roommate's car tires were stolen while she was parked on campus and the security cameras were so outdated that they said they couldn't do anything about it or pay for it in anyway. There was never much to do on campus, I basically went from my dorm to classes even though I was a part of 4 academic clubs. When I decided to transfer out of the College, I was promised an exit interview with the Dean of Students. However, since the transferring rate was relatively high after spring 2017, the Dean decided to make the exit interview an online survey with only multiple choice questions and statements of why you were leaving Albright. I felt that my voice was diminished at that moment because I had a list of negatives that needed to be fixed in order for the school to be a proper College education and environment. The only thing that made my Albright experience worth it was the friends I made, they are truly amazing and I do miss them. I hope Albright is treating them better than it treated me, because they deserve the world. Unfortunately for me, the education was not worth $53,000 a year.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1621 N. 13th St.

Place:

Religious affiliation: United Methodist

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +6109212381

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: albright.edu

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