Albright College is a residential, liberal arts college located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1856, the College seeks to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.
Under the guidance of a talented, dedicated faculty with a deep commitment to teaching, we are proud to offer an integrative learning experience that synthesizes theory with practice and promotes critical thinking and effective self-expression. Our curriculum is rooted in a liberal arts and sciences tradition whose value continues to prove itself, starting with a new general education curriculum that provides students a common set of skills that foster personal fulfillment, professional success and engaged citizenship.
The hallmark of an Albright education is its strong interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to learning, supplemented by numerous opportunities for internships, research with faculty, community service, and other ways to test classroom knowledge in the real world. Our unique January Interim term allows students to complete coursework and engage in travel, intensive research, artistic endeavors, and service learning between the fall and spring semesters. We strongly encourage students to discover and design their own academic programs, and more than 60 percent of graduates complete co-majors comprising more than 150 combinations.
At the Experiential Learning and Career Development Center, we view career development as a lifelong process. However, choices made during the college years are significant in setting the foundation for future professional options.
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The International Student Office is committed to supporting, promoting and celebrating individuals in an inter-cultural environment. The primary goal is to embrace all cultures, respect and appreciate diverse backgrounds, and fully integrate our international students into the Albright Community. We encourage personal and cultural development, and advocate for international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives.
More than 90 percent of traditional undergraduates live on or near campus as engaged members of an inclusive, supportive, 24/7 living-learning community.
Our collection provides the foundation for research and study on all disciplines taught at the College. The reference and general collections of more than 352,000 print and electronic books, print periodicals, microforms and audiovisual materials to support both the curriculum and general interests.
The commuter student lounge is located in the lower level of Selwyn Hall, across from Pushman Cottage. All commuter students are encouraged to use the lounge facilities which include:
The health center is located at the end of the block at 1829 Linden St. Upon accessing your health portal, you will find very specific instructions for you to follow regarding form completion. If you have any questions regarding the forms that you need to complete, please call our office at 610-921-7532.
Numerous and varied student groups, including honor societies, clubs and organizations of all types, and a variety of affinity houses, contribute to this environment and offer opportunities for leadership and service.
The Life Sports Center includes an indoor track and field facility (four lane 1/10 mile track) and can also be used for basketball (four courts), tennis, and a practice facility for other athletic teams. The facility offers a birds-eye view of Shirk Stadium.
The Student Government Association (SGA) works to establish firm communication between all college stakeholders, to assess problems, make positive improvements, and coordinate changes within the college. The SGA is the advocate for the Albright College student body, a liaison between students and college administration, and the representative of our students to the Albright College Board of Trustees. The SGA is a proactive body providing opportunities for leadership development, involvement, and personal growth within the Albright College community. It promotes student involvement and is a forum that student clubs and organizations may approach for assistance, encouragement, and support.
Albright College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
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