New first year and transfer students are joining the Albright College community, moving into residence halls August 12-13. A full slate of Welcome Weekend activities aim to help new students to remain active and acclimate to Albright’s inclusive college life.
Albright’s incoming students consist of 385 first year students and 42 students transferring to Albright from colleges around the country. Globally, they are joining the Reading, Pa., community from 21 different states and seven countries (Canada, Ghana, Haiti, Ireland, Nigeria, South Korea, Russia).
“Our incoming class has shown the qualities and behaviors that are in line with the Albright College mission and core values. Our new students are academically talented, having demonstrated success in the classroom, and continued to remain focused on their academic achievements in their high schools and previous colleges/universities,” said Dwayne Walker, vice president for enrollment management. “Like Albright College, the class of 2025 has exhibited the resilience to persevere throughout the global pandemic and remain committed to their academic, civic and co-curricular pursuits.”
“Incoming students have demonstrated that they are engaged citizens with vast participation in community service, leadership and co-curricular activities like the arts, music, athletics and student organizations,” said Walker. “More than 130 students plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics and over 80% plan to participate in student clubs and organizations, community service and study abroad while at Albright.”
- 10 students are in the top 10 of their high school’s graduating class
- 6 average number of high school honors courses
- 57% are the first in their families to attend college
- 51% are male, 49% are female
- 35% are student-athletes
- 10 Albright College legacy students
- 22 students with a family member that attended the college.
- 5 Eagle Scouts
38% are Black
38% are White
19% are Hispanic
1.4% are Asian
The most popular majors for this year’s incoming students are Business and Nursing, followed closely by Computer Science, Biology and the college’s Alpha program — designed to help students discover their best areas of study.