Albright College

Graduates: 78
Undergraduates: 2383
Graduates: 78
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $35,860.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,860.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1066 / 23 / 3.36
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 43:57
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 50%

Albright College is a private, co-ed, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1856 and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.

Our mission is 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.

We aspire to be widely known and respected for preparing our graduates to be exceptionally successful in navigating an increasingly complex and uncertain world characterized by continuous and dramatic change. We wish, therefore, to attract students who have the capacity and the desire to be engaged members of a supportive and caring learning community that is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, includes a selection of well-integrated, professional programs, and is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to learning. We seek to excel in offering an integrative learning experience that synthesizes theory with practice, promotes critical thinking and effective self expression, and fosters in our students a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. We challenge our students to cross boundaries and make connections among academic disciplines, campus experiences, and community. We aim to educate individuals of integrity who possess intellectual competencies and personal qualities that will enable them to take up positions of leadership and service whatever their chosen fields and thereby add to the richness, diversity and welfare of our global society The values that guide the Albright College community shape both classroom practice and institutional culture. In daily decisions, attitudes and relationships, the entire community models the values, virtues and skills that should be practiced by educated, discerning citizens of the world. For generations, the words and symbols depicted on the official seal of the College have expressed and sustained those guiding values, including the values implicit in the current College mission statement. Imprinted on the seal are the words Veritas et Justitia, accompanied by the symbols of the lamp of knowledge, the open book (next to a stack of books), and the laurel wreath. The open book affirms the value we place on academic freedom, in which all forms of truth may be pursued with rigor, candor and openness, free from external restrictions but always subject to inspection, criticism and modification according to the canons of research and reason. The open book, covering the lamp of knowledge, invites each of us to take up the book personally, light the lamp, and read for ourselves. This lamp of knowledge, with its suggestion of enlightened guidance, thus affirms the value we place on wisdom and understanding as the basis for leadership in life, including leadership in personal, professional, religious and civic affairs. A stack of books rests next to the lamp of knowledge, symbolizing the value we place on the interrelationship and interdependency of all forms of knowledge and on the vital contribution that every person, of whatever background or tradition, can make to the learning enterprise. The phrase �truth and justice� points not only to the value we place on each of these ideals, but also to their mutual connectedness. We affirm that the search for knowledge should not be separated from the search for wise and just solutions in human affairs and in the conservation of the natural world. The combined pursuit of truth and justice means we honor, nurture and celebrate human diversity in all its forms and call into question whatever negates or endangers the dignity and worth of the human spirit. The laurel wreath suggests the pride that we have in our tradition of liberal arts and sciences learning and in its enduring importance. It symbolizes our desire that the passion for knowledge, wisdom, skill and virtue [ar�te] will serve as the basis for lifelong endeavors and achievements. Finally, we emphasize that these values historically guided our founding in 1856 by the Evangelical Association (later, the Evangelical United Brethren Church) and continue to connect us today to the principles and ideals of higher education of the United Methodist Church

Suburban 118 acres (48 ha)

Lauren Ashburn, managing editor, USA Today Live Haps Benfer, All-American halfback selected as Albright's greatest athlete Leo Disend, NFL player F. Wilbur Gingrich, Greek scholar Jon Dough (real name: Chester Anuszak), pornographic actor and director Scott Hunsicker, General Manager of the Reading Phillies Baseball Team Brent Hurley '01, YouTube co-founder Sheryl Davis Kohl, former member of Maryland House of Delegates Harry Martin '73, co-anchor of My9 News at 10pm on WWOR-TV and anchor of Fox 5 News at 6pm on WNYW-TV Michael Matz, Hall of fame equestrian, trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro J.J. Dillon (real name: Jim Morrison), professional wrestler, manager, and executive George "Stormy" Petrol, played professional football for the Providence Steamrollers, coached at University of New Mexico for almost 40 years in four different sports (baseball, swimming, football and golf) David Quentin Voigt, baseball historian, author of five books on baseball history (American Baseball),[16] retired professor at Albright College Kieran James Shea, crime/noir/fantasy sci-fi author (1987) It should also be noted that in 1994, Craig Fass (1996), Brian Turtle (1995), and Mike Ginelli (1995) invented the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Chief_administrator: Lex McMillan III (President)
Fax: 6109217883
Phone: 6109212381
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
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Undergraduate application fee: $25.00
Graduate application fee: $50.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No