Albright College

The year 2006 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of Albright College. Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and is located on a 118-acre suburban campus nestled at the foot of Mount Penn in Reading, Pa., a city of 80,000.

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. Union and Schuylkill Seminaries were not theological seminaries, but three-year collegiate institutes. Albright Collegiate Institute was founded in 1895, and became Albright College in 1898. Union Seminary, founded in 1856 and rechartered as Central Pennsylvania College in 1887, merged with Albright College in 1902. Schuylkill Seminary, founded in 1881, became Schuylkill College in 1923 and merged with Albright College in 1929. With the merger, Albright moved from its campus in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, to Schuylkill College’s location on the present Albright campus.... [ Read All ]


United States

13th & Bern Streets
PA 19612-5234
Phone: (610) 921-7512

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Our Aims

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.  

Location and Getting there

Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, a city of 80,000 in a metropolitan area of 250,000. Albright is one hour from Philadelphia and the Pocono mountain ski resorts, two hours from Baltimore and three hours from New York City and Washington, D.C.

Albright’s location provides the perfect balance between the excitement of the city of Reading, with its numerous cultural opportunities, professional athletic teams and renowned outlet stores, and the recreational and sporting opportunities of southeastern Pennsylvania.  

Department and information about the department

The curriculum of the Art Department is designed to provide theoretical and applied study of the visual arts through studio and lecture courses. The objectives of the Art Department curriculum are two-fold:

• To offer a curriculum for students who elect the concentration, combined areas of concentration or special program options required for a professional degree

• To heighten the awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through expansion of the student’s knowledge of art forms and artists, and their relation to society
An important component of the visual arts at Albright College is the Freedman Gallery where students can view exhibitions of nationally and regionally significant contemporary art. The monthly-changing exhibitions and the visiting artists lectures and performances provide additional educational dimensions for all students. The Berks Filmmakers Media Center, The Reading Museum and Art Gallery, as well as major museums within easy driving or commuting distance of Albright College enhance the study of art.
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Academic Staff and Description  

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Information For  International Students

As an international student, you will travel thousands of miles from home in search of a quality education and a multi-cultural experience. Before you commence the college search, you need to answer one essential question.... What to you want from a U.S. college experience? Some of the answers may be Challenging Education, nurturing environment, opportunities to mingle with a Challenging Education, freedom to explore, memories to last your life. Choose Albright College as your home away from home and you'll find all that...and more.  


Student Facilities

Albright students have access to outstanding teaching, research, social and athletic facilities.
Our newest facilities include:
• Two nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, each worth $250,000 and one reserved exclusively for student use.
• A state-of-the-art multimedia digital media lab with 14 Apple G4 workstations, three digital video workstations and digital audio/MIDI production.
• An optical physics lab with lasers, fiber optics and photodetection technology.
• State-of-the-art language lab and teleconferencing facility.
• A molecular genetics facility.


Student Support

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the development of a community that encourages and supports academic and personal development of students in support of the mission and goals of the College.  

Student Life

At Albright, the focus is on the overall education and development of the individual. Our wide range of programs, events and organizational memberships are designed to encourage cultural awareness, intellectual stimulation, and social commitment, and empower individuals to pursue positions of responsibility within their communities.

Campus events are posted regularly and advertised in the Campus Center and in the residence halls. For additional information regarding student activities, programs or organizations, contact the Office of Student Activities, located in the Campus Center


The Housing and Residential Learning Department seeks to create an optimal living environment for each resident student through departmental interaction, both with all outside service-oriented agencies, and with all internal college constituencies. Furthermore, the Department develops social programs in the residence halls in order to foster a strong sense of community, as well as encouraging individual personal development in each resident student.  

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