Reading, Pennsylvania (population 88,082) is a city historically known for its national importance to the mining and railroad industries.
Downtown Reading, about three miles away from campus, offers attractions such as the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, the Reading Movies 11 & IMAX Theatre, and the Santander Arena.
The Greater Reading Area includes places to visit including the Reading Public Museum, West Reading Penn Avenue, First Energy Stadium, The Works and many other dining, shopping and entertainment locations.
Whether your interests include, shopping, dining, hiking, going to sports events, catching a movie, or checking out local art, there is something for everyone in the Reading area.
Besides being a hub for cultural, recreational, and entertainment options, Reading is also the ideal place for community involvement, internships, and fieldwork experience at many local businesses, agencies, and organizations.
To begin your discovery of Reading, check out the Student Activities “Paint the Town” booklet!