Albion College

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School Overview

Albion College is privately owned and operated liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Founded in 1835, the college was the first private higher education institution in Michigan to have a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa, an popular academic honor society in the United States. Albion College is an affiliate institution of the United Methodist Church and has an annual student population of roughly 1,500.

The college has a well developed athletics program and its teams are collectively known as the “Britons”. Their colors are gold and purple and they compete as part of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in NCAA Division III sports.

Albion College belongs to the Michigan Campus Compact, a coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to the promotion of student volunteerism. It is also a member of Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), a consortium of 13 colleges located throughout the Great Lakes area.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Albion College 102 in their list of national liberal arts colleges in 2011 and it was recently ranked 115th in Forbe’s list of America’s Top Colleges (which includes both national universities as well as liberal arts colleges). Albion has also receive national recognition as one of the preferred liberal arts colleges among high school couselors.

General Information

Admission Office

611 East Porter Street

Albion, MI 49224-1831

(517) 629-0321

(800) 858-6770

Fax: (517) 629-0569

Contact: Kevin Kropf

Director of Admission
Main Address

611 East Porter Street

Albion, MI 49224

(517) 629-1000

Total undergrads: 1,860

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 485

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,845


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 86%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Albion College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (517) 629-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,475
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,475 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $48,275
Out-of-state Tuition: $48,275
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $40,855

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Albion College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Albion College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Education 16
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 5
Psychology 2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 7
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 71

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Albion College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $48,275
Out-of-state $48,275
Books and supplies $700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 428 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 428 100% $40,855
Student loan aid 301 70% $7,813

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,516 99% $37,465
Federal student loans 1,024 67% $6,853

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Albion College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Albion College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,043 1,830 2,213
Percent admitted 100% 65% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Albion College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,475
Undergraduate enrollment 1,475
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Albion College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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