Albright College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Albright College
Albright College. Courtesy of Albright College

Albright College accepted 51 percent of applicants in 2016. Admitted students tend to have grades in the "A" and "B" range, and standardized test scores that are average or better. If your SAT or ACT scores aren't what you had hoped for, don't fret--the college encourages the submission of test scores but does not require it. In addition to numerical measures such as grades and test scores, students are encouraged to submit a writing sample, such as an academic essay or personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • Albright College Acceptance Rate: 51 percent
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
  • Albright College has test-optional admissions
    • SAT Critical Reading: - / -
    • SAT Math: - / -
    • ACT Composite: - / -
    • ACT English: - / -
    • ACT Math: - / -

Albright College Description:

Located on a 118-acre campus in Reading, Pennsylvania, Albright College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Philadelphia is about 1 1/2 hours away. Albright students come from 30 states and 12 countries. The college has a predominately undergraduate focus but also offers master's degrees in education. The most popular undergraduate programs span a wide range of fields in business, the humanities, the social sciences and art. High achieving students should look into the Albright Honor Program for a more discussion-centered approach to learning and a range of co-curricular opportunities. For adult and working students, Albright offers several accelerated evening programs in professional fields. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Sports are big at Albright, and the Lions compete in the NCAA Division III MAC Commonwealth Conference. The college fields ten men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,318 (2,304 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male / 60 percent female
  • 99 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,544
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,118
  • Other Expenses: $2,260
  • Total Cost: $55,992

Albright College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97 percent
    • Loans: 85 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,914
    • Loans: $9,249

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Albright College, You May Also Like These Schools:

For applicants interested in a school near Philadelphia, other choices closer to the city include Temple University, Drexel UniversityLa Salle UniversityChestnut Hill CollegePhiladelphia University, and Saint Joseph's University. These schools range in size from 2,000 students (Chestnut Hill) to 40,000 (Temple).

Albertus Magnus University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Becker College, and Lindenwood University, like Albright, offer evening and accelerated programs for students who also work full-time. 

Albright and the Common Application

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