Albion College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

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Albion College accepted 72 percent of students in 2016, and most hard-working students have a good chance of being admitted. Matriculated students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are average or better. In addition to looking at an applicant's GPA, test scores (either from the SAT or ACT), and academic curriculum, the school looks at extracurricular activities, an applicant's writing abilities, and letters of recommendation.

Admissions Data (2016):

Albion College Description:

Albion College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Albion, a small city in south-central Michigan. The college was founded in 1835 and has ties to the United Methodist Church. The school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Academics at Albion are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, Albion students keep themselves busy -- the college has over 100 student organizations, six fraternities and six sororities. In athletics, Albion competes in the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,418 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent male / 52 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,040
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,610
  • Other Expenses: $800
  • Total Cost: $54,150

Albion College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 67 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,224
    • Loans: $7,414

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Basketball, Swimming

Data Source:

The National Center for Educational Statistics and the Albion Website

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