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COLLEGE PROFILES

Reading Area Community College

Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Public
    2 year
  • 4,533
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:19
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 8%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $9,205
    Avg. Financial Aid
Reading Area Community College offers associate, certificate and diploma programs, and provides a solid foundation for transferring into baccalaureate programs nationwide. Affordability and accessibility make Reading Area Community College The Right Choice for almost 4,800 students from Berks County, Pennsylvania and beyond. Agreements with many colleges and universities near and far make transfer into or out of Reading Area Community College a success.
Over 6,000 courses transfer into Reading Area Community College
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Overview

Founded 1971
Total Faculty 219
Full-Time Undergraduate 919
Part-Time Undergraduate 3,614
Application Acceptance Rate 100%
Transfer Students 290
Programs 57 Programs
Courses 405 Courses
Transfer Agreements 75 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 6,127 incoming Equivalencies
5,959 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $3,135
Out-of-State Tuition $6,015
Books and Supplies $1,800
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 16%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $5,818
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 66%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $3,387
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Students transferring to RACC are eligible for all state, federal, and some institutional scholarships or awards, if they meet the individual criteria for the respective financial aid category or award.
  • Tuition and Fees:
    The cost of attending RACC is available at http://www.racc.edu/Tuition/tuitionFees.aspx

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    1,828 (2022-2023 academic year)
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    1,828 (2022-2023 academic year)
  • Percentage Accepted:
    100% (Open admissions policy)
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    924 [51%] (2022-2023 academic year)
  • Transfer Agreements:
    Articulation agreements with colleges and universities include twelve dual admission agreements, multiple program-to-program agreements for STEM, health sciences, social work, psychology, education, communication and arts.
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  • Degree Completion Programs:
    Kutztown University BSED (Pre-K - Grade 4) (Bachelor of Education) Kutztown University BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) Bloomsburg University BAS-TL (Bachelor of Applied science in Technical Leadership)
  • Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
    Credits for vocational education may be awarded through articulation agreements or on a case-by-case basis. See http://www.racc.edu/StudentLife/Services/Assessment/careerTech.aspx
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    Credit for life experience may be awarded. See http://www.racc.edu/StudentLife/Services/Assessment/persProfExpCert.aspx for more information.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring I (Main) (15-weeks) January 13, 2023
Spring Bi-Term I (7-weeks) January 13, 2023
Spring II (11-Weeks) February 5, 2024
Spring Bi-Term II (7-weeks) March 9, 2024
Winter Interim (5-weeks) December 11, 2023

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    There is no minimum GPA required for admission to RACC though selective majors may require a specific GPA. In addition, only courses in which students have earned a C or higher may be accepted for credit at RACC.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official high school and college transcripts are required as part of the application process for all students. Additional information may be required from international students seeking admission or for students applying for selective programs.
  • SAT Scores:
    SAT scores are not required. However, SAT scores may be used to waive placement tests for students who do not transfer a college-level English Composition or Math course to RACC.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    None Required
  • Essay:
    None Required
  • Application Fee:
    None
  • Interview:
    Though not required for admission to RACC, an interview may be required as a part of the process of entering a selective major.
  • Other Requirements:
    Placement tests may be required of those seeking transfer to RACC, depending on prior credits or courses completed. Foreign students must satisfy all state and federal guidelines for studying in the US.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Only courses in which students have earned a C or higher may be accepted for credit at RACC. All transfer policy information is available at https://www.racc.edu/services/assessment-services .
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    All presented credits that meet grade and curricular requirements will be accepted at RACC. 25% of the credits required for an associate's degree and 50% of the credits required for a college certificate or diploma must be completed at RACC.

Information for Transfer Out Students

  • Number of Transferring:
    73% of students enrolled at RACC in the 2022-2023 academic year were enrolled in transfer programs.
  • Transfer Agreements:
    We have agreements with a variety of colleges that assist students in transferring, including both dual admissions and articulation agreements. See https://www.racc.edu/services/transfer-services for more information.
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  • Special Programs:
    Our Transfer Center helps students research programs and colleges or universities to transfer to after RACC and helps students select courses within their RACC program best suited for their transfer goals.

Virtual Tour

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Reading Area Community College

Address:
Reading Area Community College 10 S. 2nd Street Box 1706
Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706
United States
Main Phone:
610-607-6224

Contacts

Student Success Center Contact:
Mr. Michael Mullen
Director of Advising and Retention, Academic Affairs
610-372-4721, ext. 5059
mmullen@racc.edu
Transfer Services Contact:
Ms. Dana Stout
Student Success Navigator, Transfer Specialist, Advising and Retention
610-372-4721, ext. 5106
dstout@racc.edu
Transcript Evaluation Contact:
Ms. Sue Colon
Financial Aid /Records Officer, Academic Affairs
610-372-4721, ext. 5122
scolon@racc.edu
Last updated on 9/14/2023 by Reading Area Community College.