Why Albright? | Albright College

Why Albright?

Founded in 1856, Albright College educates creative, curious students to become adaptable, global citizens who discover and reach their full potential. Encouraged to cross intellectual and cultural boundaries, Albright students in all disciplines tailor their own path, explore creative solutions, and understand the world’s increasing interconnectedness. In the process, students discover new ideas, new skills and new outlooks, enabling them to graduate with the tools they need for a lifetime of success, no matter what road they travel or how many turns
it takes.

The skills employers seek

Under the guidance of a talented, dedicated faculty with a deep commitment to teaching, Albright prepares students with the skills employers seek most. Surveys of America’s corporate sector show that hiring managers are looking for college graduates who adapt well to change, communicate effectively, think critically and analytically, and interact constructively with others. These are important baseline skills; the kinds of skills that develop from a liberal
arts education.

The Skills Employers Seek

A flexible, adaptable education

Albright students are encouraged to combine majors. Love biology and theatre? Dream about complex mathematical equations, yet have a passion for politics? At Albright, there’s no need to put yourself in a box. Here, students are encouraged to blaze their own trail, tailor their educational experience to their interests, and discover the unlimited possibilities. By learning to understand the bigger picture, students become prepared to be engaged citizens and to thrive in a competitive workplace.

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A collaborative, supportive approach to learning

Albright students are challenged to see the world in different ways by professors who are dedicated mentors and experts in their fields. And with a close-knit community like Albright’s, professors know students on an individual basis. In fact, many students work one-on-one with faculty mentors through programs like the Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE). Albright’s unique January Interim term allows students to complete coursework and engage in travel guided by faculty to locales such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii and more.
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An uncommonly strong commitment to diversity

Albright’s 41% diversity gives students the ability to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, gain a panoramic perspective of the world and view problems from multiple perspectives. It helps students prepare for today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.

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An inclusive living-learning community

Albright is an inclusive, supportive, 24/7 living-learning community with numerous and varied student groups, including honor societies, clubs and organizations, Greek life, student government, and a variety of affinity houses, all of which offer opportunities for leadership and service. Thirty percent of undergraduates participate in Albright’s 22 intercollegiate athletics programs, where the overall quality of the educational experience and the successful completion of all students’ academic programs are priorities.

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