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Albright College

Pennsylvania, United States
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 1,414 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 2%
Institution type Private

About Albright College

Albright College is a medium-sized private liberal arts college that is located in Reading, PA. The students are allowed to create an individualized education by combining different fields of learning. Other than that, in Albright College, students are given the freedom to be more flexible with their study plans such as teaming up with the faculty members during the breaks to carry out research-related activities through the Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE). With 41% diversity, Albright students will also be prepared for the international workplace by relating to people from different backgrounds.

Campus information

Albright's location in Reading, PA, provides students with a lovely, suburban campus setting next to a colorful mid-sized American city and metropolitan area. A prime location for internships, Reading also offers a fine public museum, great jazz, the 9,000-seat Sovereign Center (concert venue and home of Reading Royals ice hockey), the newly renovated Performing Arts Center and a number of cosmopolitan restaurants ranging from French to Cuban to Indian. Reading, population 87,000, also offers amazing outlet shopping and easy proximity (approx 1 hour) to Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. (approx 3 hours), and Baltimore (approx 2 hours).


All first-year and second-year, full-time students are required to live in campus housing. Coed and single-sex housing is available. First-year students, assuming availability, may reside in the same residences as upper-class students. Albright also has three coed "First-Year Experience" residence halls – Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls.

There are six traditional residence halls. Albright Court, Mohn, Krause, Crowell, Smith, and Walton Halls all offer coed living.  Mohn and Walton Halls also have all female floors. Mohn Hall is also the academic honors residence hall and is available to students of all class years.

There are two residence hall facilities designated as “special interest housing” – North Hall suites, and Albright Woods apartments.  The apartments are intended mainly for juniors and seniors (though some sophomores may be approved for apartment living), and the suites are intended mainly for sophomores and juniors.  Returning students must apply to live in these residence halls during housing selection each spring, and undergo a highly selective point system analysis (based on class year, # of semesters lived on campus, academic record, and conduct record) in order to gain approval. 

The First-Year Experience 
Crowell, Smith (beginning Fall ’09) and Walton Halls are a special living community for first-year students that provide an atmosphere to help students meet personal and academic needs. Special programs encourage faculty/student interaction and provide individual academic attention.  Smoking is not permitted in any residence hall and illegal drugs are prohibited.  First-year students are assumed to be under the age of 21 and are not allowed alcohol in any of these residence halls.

Selected upper-class students, resident assistants (RAs), live in Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls and serve as mentors offering information and support. Hall activities, discussions, dinners and trips to local attractions contribute to a dynamic living experience.

Students in Albright's Alpha Program for undecided majors living in Crowell, Smith, and Walton Halls may investigate academic interests through interdisciplinary discussions with faculty and Alpha advisors.

Spaces in Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To select the First-Year Experience, indicate Crowell, Smith or Walton Hall on your online housing application and submit your online application by the deadline, June 1.

The first-year experience in these three residence halls is intended to assist students with their transitions to college, campus living, roommate concerns, homesickness, and other first-year student adjustments.

Honors Housing 
Students who are invited into the honors program and/or are scholar award recipients have a unique living option in Mohn Hall, a residence designated for all honors students.  Resident Assistants (RAs), located on each floor, act as resources and sponsor some programming geared toward academic excellence.  RAs will also look for ways to integrate academics and cultures by engaging residents in mentor initiatives and other programming efforts.  Mohn Hall offers computer rooms on each floor and includes a social lounge, an individual study lounge, and a group study lounge. To select this exciting living and learning environment, indicate Mohn Hall on your online housing application and submit your online application by the June 1 deadline. Upper-class honors students receive preference in this residence hall, but limited spaces are held for new students interested in this option.

North Hall Suites
The North Hall suites house upper-class students, mainly sophomores and juniors, who must apply for this group living option during the housing selection process in the spring.  Each suite houses 12-14 residents in double occupancy rooms and a restroom area (3 showers, 3 toilets, 3 sinks) with washer/dryer unit.  RAs are housed in four of the 14 suites.

Albright Woods Apartments 
The Albright Woods apartments house upper-class students, mainly juniors and seniors, who must apply for this group living option during the housing selection process in the spring. Each apartment consists of a bathroom, living room area, storage closet, and a full kitchen complete with a refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Each apartment is also fully furnished with standard campus furniture. All apartments either have a balcony or porch. Albright Woods is the only residence on campus where students may bring a microwave, toaster, and grills without propane tanks.  RAs are housed in four of the 39 apartments.

Additional info

To apply:

  • Your high school transcript
  • Your SAT or ACT score (optional)
    • The Test Optional Supplement form is available for applicants who feel their test scores are not reflective of academic ability and do not wish to include their test scores with their application. Students who plan to waive their standardized test scores should refer to the Standardized Test Waiver Policy below.
    • An Essay, Writing Sample or Personal Statement
    • A recommendation from a junior- or senior-year teacher who has taught you in English, mathematics, science, social studies or a foreign language. (Your teacher may either write a letter or use the form linked here.
    • A completed secondary school report, filled out by your guidance counselor
    • Mail or fax these additional materials to:

Albright College
Office of Admission
13th and Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Phone: 610-921-7700
Fax: 610-921-7294


Courses available 7

Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2


Reviews 2

Albright College is an excellent school to go to; the campus is beautiful, the professors are super supportive and are willing to cooperate with you and help you learn the best way that you can. Classrooms and the physical facilities are acceptable, and the course work is fairly hard, but it push... Read more
At Albright, you will find the best education but I have to admit the workload is challenging but manageable. There are many organizations you can join as well. Read more

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