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Albright College Named One of the Best Schools in the Northeast for 13th Consecutive Year


Aug. 31, 2016


Reading, Pa. – For the 13th year in a row, Albright College has been named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.

Albright is one of 228 colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” recommended schools, part of the company’s “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature.

The institutions named in the regional “best of” lists are considered “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” by prospective students searching for colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review assesses schools for academic excellence, compiling the list based on data collected from surveys of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as staff visits to schools, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors. The Princeton Review also considers what current students have to say, surveying them about their campus experience.

Albright students praised the College’s small, discussion-based classes and interdisciplinary approach to learning. One student surveyed said, “If you come to Albright and come to believe in Albright's principles, you will have the opportunity to exceed any imaginable expectations in social life, academics, athletics, and any other endeavor that you wish to be a part of.”

In total, The Princeton Review recognized 649 colleges and universities in four regions – Northeaster, Southeastern, Midwestern and Western – representing just 25 percent of the nation’s approximately 2,500 four-year colleges. Schools in the Best Colleges: Region by Region feature are not ranked.

For the full list of the best Northeastern schools: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=best-northeastern.


Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,800 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.