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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1835
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 611 E. Porter Street, Albion, Michigan, United States, 49224
    • Phone:
    • +18008586770
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Albion College

Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

The College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Britons and their colors are purple and gold. They participate in NCAA Division III and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Albion College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to encouraging student volunteerism.

Albion College is frequently ranked in top 100 among national liberal arts colleges

Academic Highlights

Albion College offers approximately 30 academic majors leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. In addition to the academic majors, numerous concentrations, academic institutes, and special programs are offered.

Life in Albion College

Albion's campus is home to well over 100 student organizations. These groups—dedicated to academia, politics, sports and recreation, diversity awareness, and community service—are a large part of student life at Albion College. Groups such as Student Senate, The Nwagni Project, Karate Club, Canoe & Kayak Club, Anime Club, Medievalist Society, Habitat for Humanity International, and LGBriTs are examples of some of the prominent groups on campus.

School Ranking

Albion College's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #140.

Admissions

Half the applicants admitted to Albion College have an SAT score between 1010 and 1240 or an ACT score of 20 and 26. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Albion College is rolling.

Notable Alumni

  • Ella H. Brockway Avann - 1871, educator
  • Robert Barlett - surgeon
  • Bob Berner - 1940, computer scientist
  • Bruce C. Berndt - 1961, mathematician
  • J. Harlen Bretz - 1906, geologist

Acceptance Rate

Albion College acceptance rate 70.6%

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