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Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright has a long history of helping generations of students become strong, curious, and creative leaders. Since 1856, students have discovered their talents, explored their interests, and embraced their creativity here at Albright.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Education & Training (1)



Albright’s early history involves multiple moves and mergers. The College dates its beginning to the founding of Union Seminary in 1856. The present Albright College was formed by a series of mergers with other institutions of higher learning founded in the 19th century by the Evangelical Association and the United Evangelical Church.


Whether you’re a traditional undergraduate student, adult learner, or aspiring graduate student, Albright has the program for you. Traditional students can take advantage of over 50 undergraduate programs we have to offer ranging in everything from accounting to theatre. Adult learners can fast-track a Bachelor’s degree while working full time thanks to our Accelerated Degree Program available through the School of Professional Studies. Our master’s degree program in education offers four majors to meet a variety of interests. We emphasize research-based examination of best teaching practices.


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. Our services promote better understanding of the career development process by enhancing the linkage of academic and experiential learning experiences thereby improving career preparation and management. Our services extend from first-year through alumni status.

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Student services

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.

Housing services

Rooms are generally 12′ x 12.’ Rugs should be 10′ x 10′ to fit comfortably. Rooms are furnished with desks, desk chairs, beds, dressers and closets. All rooms have blinds. Students may bring their own curtains. Beds are oversized twins. You should purchase twin extra-long sheets.  All rooms are equipped with a micro-fridge.

Basic cable television and WIRELESS internet services are available in each room upon your arrival to campus.  Students are responsible for providing their own television and TV cable cord.  All residence hall rooms on campus have air conditioning, and all residence halls provide FREE laundry facilities to resident students.

Library services

The Gingrich Library provides information, instruction and other services for the College community's teaching and research needs. Our collection provides the foundation for research and study on all disciplines taught at the College.

ICT services

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:

  • computer stations
  • wireless internet connection
  • television
  • dvd and vcr players
  • personal lockers
  • kitchen facility

Medical services

At the Gable Health Center we empower you to make healthy choices for your life. Our caring and confidential patient-centered healthcare facility encourages and educates you to become an engaged consumer of your healthcare. We are here for you and we are your providers of care.

Student Life

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

  • Criminal Justice Society (CJS)
  • Enactus
  • Math Club
  • Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
  • Albright College Dance Team (ACDT)
  • Albright College Gospel Ensemble (ACGE)
  • Albright Improv
  • Albright Visual Arts Organization (AVAO)
  • Anime Society
  • Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP)
  • Club Vogue
  • Costume Club
  • Domino Players
  • Game Design Club
  • Lion Enterprises
  • Sketch Society
  • Whovians of Albright
  • Xion Step and Dance Team
  • African American Society (AAS)
  • Albright Christian Fellowship (ACF)
  • Caribbean Culture Club (CCC)
  • Hillel
  • Hispanic Culture Club
  • International Students Association (ISA)
  • National Orgnization for Women (NOW)
  • Praise Dance Ministry
  • Albright Arts Magazine
  • The Albrightian (Newspaper)
  • WXAC (Radio Station)


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.

Student Reviews

International Psychology Student Born at Albright College
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied under encouraging professors that pushed me to become a better student with the intent of watching me grow.

MUNI DEVI rated 5 out of 5 stars


Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States


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