About Reading Area Community College

Founded in 1971, Reading Area Community College. is a college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,117 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Reading Area Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 56 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Reading Area Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at RACC are considered , with ,0% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Reading Area Community College.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
91%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
33%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
91%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
33%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    10 Students rated on-campus housing 1.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    8 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    13 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    13 Students rated school activities 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    12 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    13 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

Reading Area Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Reading Area Community College?

17 Students rated Reading Area Community College

Miranda - 11/21/2020

I think this community college is a great place to start your degree. This college offers many majors to choose from and makes it easy to obtain an associates degree with little to no debt! I have seen nothing but hard working students and professors, especially during Covid-19, everyone has been flexible and on task to get what needs to be done.

Iyesha - 05/10/2020

Has a lot of programs that are catered towards everyone. Cheap tuition . The teachers very helpful and willing to help you out!

Ashely - 01/31/2020

its a great community college it gives student like me the opportunity to thrive in environment I never thought I could It is a good school full of amazing professors. However, I wish they could invest a bit more in the school it self technology is growing and its leaving Racc behind. the desk are very small for the aount of things we need to have on them. The class rooms are extremely small and outdated, The books we need for class are extremely expensive, but over all a good school if want a cheap education.

Brydon - 07/20/2019

Reading Area Community College has surprised me greatly. I went to a community college because of my financial situation. You always hear of the "poor" quality of community colleges because of much cheaper it is compared to other schools. I must say, I am extremely satisfied with the education I am receiving. I have close friends who go to Penn State and comparing classes and class material, the two are almost identical. I couldn't be happier with my choice of having my first two years of college be at a community college, especially at Reading Area Community College.

Reading Area Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Reading Area Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Reading Area Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would defintely studier hardier and take my schooling serious and my teacher seious. Life is so hard and it is so important to go to college and get a degree now a days. I wish I would of study harder on my test and harder on my homework and in my studyhall times also. I would encourage the kids to time advantage that they have this time and use it wisely because it will never come back to them.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    A majority of the professors are excellent and truly care about your success in the class room. Many will go above and beyond to assist their students with any questions or academic needs.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    For helping out minorities to get the most out of the schooling that they can. It really help encourage the childrens to study and not to give up. It is encouraging to see the counselors helping the kids out.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    Certain classes are quite easy. Honors classes wil make you rip your hair out, cry, get angry and deprive you of sleep. After the class is over you look back proud and different knowing you learned and worked to the best of your abilities.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Reading Area Community College is an amazing bounce board launching you into the future without taking to much money. This college requires you to put yourself into it. The more you participate and work the more you receive. Take the honors courses. They are refreshing yet challenging. This small community becomes a home you don't want to leave, with friends you will keep for a lifetime.

    Read all  2 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classes have held many varied groups of people, however, no matter the differences all whom I have worked with have been very kind, and cooperative people, making class enjoyable to go to.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Personally I am part of the Front Street Journal, the honor society, and the Legacy magazine. There is an international club, an arts club, and many more.

    Read all  1 answers
  9. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Hispanic, which is true for about 40{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the school. There are many different origins to the students. For instance my heritage is swiss.

    Read all  1 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    In general I have had a great experience at RACC, with little frustrations. The issues I did experience was with individual professors. One which I felt didn't teach much of the content, but rather depended upon interactive peer teaching of the subject matter instead.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

4,117

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
33%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Reading Area Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 69% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$10,050

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,800

Books and Supplies

$10,800

Room and Board

22,650

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,096
$30 - $48K
$8,783
$48 - $75K
$10,985
$75 - $110K
$12,871
$110K & UP
$13,426

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