Albion College

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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.

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