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Albright College Named One of Nation’s Top Private Fashion Merchandising Schools for Third Consecutive Year

June 27, 2017

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Reading, Pa. – For the third year in a row, Albright College has been named one of the top private fashion merchandising schools in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org.

The website, which provides resources for students seeking information on fashion schools, recently released its 2017 rankings, naming Albright No. 21 on its national list of top 25 private fashion merchandising schools and colleges.

“Our third annual ranking on this list speaks to the dedication of Albright’s fashion department to keep the program up to date with the fast-moving fashion industry,” said department chair Doreen Burdalski. “We combine rigorous study of the industry with a solid foundation in the liberal arts. And our students graduate with practical experience and an education that prepares them to successfully adapt to industry changes.”

In its rankings, Fashion-Schools.org highlighted the opportunities that students have to study abroad in such fashion hubs as Italy, France, the United Kingdom and South Korea, as well as internship opportunities with well-established companies. Albright students have gained hands-on experience with Nordstrom, Anna Sui, Disney and others.

Albright offers a number of fashion-related majors, including design and merchandising, fashion merchandising, fashion design and costume design. Students show off their talents each year during Albright’s Fashion Showcase and Runway Show, and graduates have gone on to work for such industry giants as Urban Outfitters, Calvin Klein and Under Armour.

In preparing its rankings, Fashion-Schools.org considered hundreds of schools in the United States that offer programs geared toward fashion design and fashion merchandising. Rankings are based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, and geographic location. The organization also incorporates school surveys into the information gathering and evaluation process.

Fashion-Schools.org has been publishing regional and national rankings since 2013. Albright has been recognized each year by the organization, including being named to the national list of top 25 private fashion merchandising schools in 2015 and 2016.

Over the last few years, Fashion-Schools.org has also named Albright one of the top 50 fashion merchandising schools/colleges in the United States, as well as one of the East Coast’s top fashion design, top fashion merchandising, and top fashion schools.