Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


Albright College is a private institution established in 1856 with suburban setting located at Bern streets.It is ranked #146 in National Liberal Arts College in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

#146 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Reading, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1856
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,298 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $45,306
Outstate Tuition Fee $45,306
Room and Board Fees $13,954
$34,726 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


76% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language), IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Native language is English or, SAT scores

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$ Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$-- Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $45,330
84% Students with need received Financial Aid
16.6% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Founders Scholarship
Total Worth $32,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria outstanding academic records, rank in the top five percent of their graduating class
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Eugene L. Shirk Memorial Scholarship
Total Worth $22,000 per year or $88,000 over four years of study
Eligibility top applicants from high schools in Berks County
Minimum Criteria GPA of 2.75 or higher and must attend as a full time day student and academic performance, a commitment to service, and leadership in their school and community
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth up to $20,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria GPA of 3.3 to 3.749.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) Scholarship
Total Worth $22,500 over four years
Details Albright College awards 11 scholarships to incoming freshmen who intend to pursue a STEM major with a focus on environmentally related issues. The ACES Scholarship requires an application in addition to the application for admission.
United Methodist Award
Total Worth $1,000 per year
Details Albright offers United Methodist Awards of $1,000 per year to incoming students who are active in their United Methodist Church. Candidates for the United Methodist Award must provide a letter from their pastor clearly stating their active membership in the church.


1,298 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
69% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
41% Students graduate within 6 years