Albion College

611 E Porter St, Albion, United States
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Overview of Albion College

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,568
    • Men:743 (47.4%)
    • Women:825 (52.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Albion College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
611 East Porter Street
City, State, Zip
Albion, MI  49224-1831
Phone
(517) 629-0321
Fax
(517) 629-0569
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.35
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,590 (76.66050109298806%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,380 (20.817218765764252%)
  • Other Expences: - $700 (1.1770640659155878%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $800 (1.3452160753321003%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Albion College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002235
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$44,140
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,320

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
715,397

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Albion College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,534

Nearest Metropolitan Area


574 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Detroit

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Detroit
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 of College Housing


94% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


6%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Albion College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,554

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,568
Women
825
Men
743

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

Number of Graduate Students


0

Student Resources

Study resources