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Albright College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,150
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $37,000,233
Admissions Address

PO Box 15234, 13th and Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234

Website

http://www.albright.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@alb.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gregory E. Eichhorn
Admissions office telephone: (800) 252-1856
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.albright.edu/admission/application.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 2,957
Total acceptances: 2,298
Total freshman enrollment: 459
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,274
Male acceptances: 948
Male freshman enrollment: 225
 
Female applicants: 1,683
Female acceptances: 1,350
Female freshman enrollment: 234
Out-of-state freshmen: 35%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 44%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 74%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 550
Math: 460 – 560
Combined: 920 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 0.0%
600-699 12.0% 10.0%
500-599 43.0% 43.0%
400-499 38.0% 42.0%
300-399 6.0% 5.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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