visiting albright  

Where is Albright?

Downtown Reading

Albright College is located in Reading, Pa., 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.

Things to do in and around Reading include the "Original Outlet Capital of the World", Reading Phillies Baseball, Reading Royals Ice Hockey, Reading Rage Soccer, the Sovereign Center, the Reading Comedy Outlet, the Appalachian Trail and Maple Grove Raceway.

Albright's 110-acre campus is located in the residential neighborhood of Hampden Heights, at the foot of Mt. Penn.


Using GPS? - Enter 1621 N. 13th Street, Reading, Pa. 


Visiting Albright

There are two types of campus visits: individual visits and Open Houses.

Individual Campus Visits typically include a student-guided tour and an admission interview or group information session.

If there is something special you would like to see or do while at Albright, just ask when you call for an appointment. Some of the options available include sitting in on a class, meeting with a professor or coach, and talking with a financial aid counselor.

Interviews and campus tours should be arranged in advance by calling the Admission Office at (800) 252-1856.

Campus Tours

Tours are available weekdays on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays on the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Your student guide will describe what it's like to live and study at Albright. A campus tour typically takes one hour.

Campus tours include visits to classrooms and academic buildings, the Campus Center, the Fine Arts Center, playing fields and a residence hall.


Admission Interview & Group Information Sessions

Albright highly recommends, but does not require, an admission interview. Interviews are available weekdays on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. In addition, group information sessions are given on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

An admission interview is an information exchange, a two-way conversation that allows you to learn more about Albright College and our academic options, extracurricular opportunities, admission procedures and financial aid and scholarship policies.

An admission interview also is a chance for us to learn more about you, your experiences and your goals. The best way to prepare for an admission interview is to read through the materials you have already received about the College and to jot down any questions that you would like to ask an admission counselor.


Classroom Visit

You are invited to preview the dynamic teaching at Albright by sitting in on a class during your campus visit. If you are interested in observing a particular class, please ask the Admission Office when you make your appointment for a campus visit.


Meetings with Faculty and Coaches

There are many people at Albright who welcome the chance to speak with prospective students. If you would like to meet with a faculty member, a student affairs counselor, an athletic coach, a financial aid counselor or other members of the Albright community, please call ask the Admission Office when you make your appointment for a campus visit.


Open House Visits

Open House Visits are held on six Saturdays during the year and provide a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore Albright.

Open Houses give you a chance to:

  • Meet current students
  • Speak with faculty and administrators
  • Take a campus tour
  • Eat in the dining hall
  • Attend sessions on academics, admissions, and scholarships and financial aid

We hold two fall Open Houses for all prospective students and their families: one in late October and one in early November. In the spring, we hold two Open Houses for admitted applicants: one in late March and one in early April.

We also hold two Open Houses for high school juniors and sophomores: one in late April and one in mid-July.

You may find the date of our next Open House and register online.

You may also register by calling the Admission Office at (800) 252-1856.


Overnight Visits

Albright offers overnight stays for admitted applicants on Sunday through Thursday nights. You will be hosted by an Albright student, stay overnight in the residence hall, and attend classes the next day.

To arrange an overnight visit, please call the Admission Office at least two weeks in advance of the desired date. Contact us at (800) 252-1856 for details.