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Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion, founded in 1835, is a liberal arts college where students enjoy small classes, a dynamic faculty, and undergraduate research opportunities. The college is known for having high rates of graduates accepted at medical and law schools, strong business and modern language programs, nine Fulbright scholars in the past six years, and a premier equestrian program. Its 225-acre campus is located in south-central Michigan, half-way between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. 

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,376
   Women688 (50.0%)
   Men688 (50.0%)
Graduate Students0


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate79% of 2,803 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.42
SAT Math496 average
420-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading533 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$54,150
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met91%
Average Freshman Award$36,636
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes


Albion Population8,534
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDetroit
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 90% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities43% of women participate
Fraternities 53% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.7% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning80.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.75 3.86 610 710 27
Low 3.30 3.68 610 710 23
High 3.99 4.02 610 710 30
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