Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations.
An uncommonly strong commitment to diversity
Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
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.
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, 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.
The skills employers seek
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.
An inclusive living-learning community
Albright is an inclusive, supportive, 24/7 residential community with numerous and varied student groups, honor societies, clubs, 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 24 intercollegiate athletics programs, where the overall quality of the educational experience and the successful completion of all students’ academic programs are priorities.