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Reading Area Community College

Reading, PA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
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About RACC

Reading Area Community College Overview

Reading Area Community College is a public country school in an urban setting in Reading, Pennsylvania. RACC was founded in 1971 and the school currently enrolls around 4,090 students per year, which includes 4,090 undergraduate students.

Student Activities at RACC

Are you interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? RACC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

RACC does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? RACC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at RACC on the Student Life page.

2022 RACC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $8,400
Out-of-State $9,450

Is RACC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what RACC offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at RACC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for RACC Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from RACC by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with RACC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Reading Area Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Reading Area Community College's endowment was $10.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at RACC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on RACC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at RACC.

Based on this information, how does RACC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is RACC a good school for you?

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Where is Reading Area Community College Located?

RACC is located in the urban setting of Reading, Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what RACC and Reading are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 1706 Reading, PA 19603-1706

Campus Setting: Urban

RACC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to RACC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to RACC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



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Student Life

Wondering what life at RACC is like? There are approximately 4,090 students enrolled at RACC. 23% percent of students attend school full-time.


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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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