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. 

Website: www.albion.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,568
Undergraduate
Students
(52.6%) 825 Women
(47.4%) 743 Men
0
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,884 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.35
SAT Math
542 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
557 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,655
Tuition and Fees
$45,590
Room and Board
$12,380
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Freshman Award
$44,414
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,140
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
110
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Albion Population
8,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Britons
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
13.0% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.2% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
611 East Porter Street
City, State, Zip
Albion, MI 49224-1831
Phone
(517) 629-0321
Fax
(517) 629-0569
E-mail
admission@albion.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,884 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 2,043 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,841 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
543 (20%) of 2,742 admitted students enrolled
Women
279 (18%) of 1,514 admitted students enrolled
Men
264 (21%) of 1,228 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
52% of 2164 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.35
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
542 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
557 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,655
Tuition and Fees
$45,590
Room and Board
$12,380
Books and Supplies
$700
Other Expenses
$800
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002235
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
475 (92.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
445 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
445 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$44,414
Need-Based Gift
Received by 445 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,241
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 400 (89.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,653
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 442 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
68 (13.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,917

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,295 (83.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,228 (94.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
209 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$40,402
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,228 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,978
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,072 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,077
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,204 (98.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
324 (20.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,988

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,140
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Communication
Number of Awards
1,163
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
52
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
438
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,320
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, nursing
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
110
Part-Time Faculty
64
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
58%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
715,397
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
185
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Albion Population
8,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Campus Size
574 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.3 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Albion
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Albion

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
6%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Britons
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life (fraternities and sororities), student senate (student government), umbrella (diversity groups), union board (programming board), spiritual life (religious centered groups)
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,568
Women
825 (52.6%)
Men
743 (47.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,554
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
13.0% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.2% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 18 countries
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
0

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Average Starting Salary
56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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