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Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
An interdisciplinary focus that combines fields of study. Countless opportunities for invaluable learning outside the classroom. Uncommon diversity among the student body. Albright College prepares students to meet the unpredictable challenges of a rapidly changing world. More than 150 years old yet ever-evolving, the Albright experience grows in value over time

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

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

More than 90 percent of traditional undergraduates live on or near campus as engaged members of an inclusive, supportive, 24/7 living-learning community. 

Library services

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.

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

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.

Student Life

Campus life

 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. 

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

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.

Accreditation

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

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MUNI DEVI rated 5 out of 5 stars

SO PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCE. I LEARN NEW THINGS

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i will really appreciate the opportunity if given to further my dream programme

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

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