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ALBION COLLEGE, ALBION, MICHIGAN

Albion, MichiganLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1835Established Year
  1500Enrollment

Albion College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Michigan, USA, Albion College is a liberal arts college established in 1835 and is related to the United Methodist Church. One of the highly coveted organization in the US Education System, the institute is an exclusively undergraduate college offering a plethora of courses across its 23 academic departments. 

Honored by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges, the college attracts some of the brightest minds from across the world to study in the USA and presently has a student body of around 1,500. With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, the institute guarantees quality education and individual attention towards all its students and proves the commitment to its motto of “Let there be light”.

Admission at Albion College is offered on a rolling basis round the year though there are certain priority deadlines that the institute observes. With an acceptance rate of nearly 68%, the college is moderately selective in its approach towards admissions and enrolls any candidate with a decent profile. Admission decisions are usually released within 2 weeks of submitting all the documents following which students can prepare and plan their stay in the US.

Albion College

Rankings

  • The institute has been ranked at #63 in social mobility by US News & World Report.
  • It is also honored in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States of America as listed in the survey by Times Higher Education.
  • It is also listed in Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges.
  • According to the College Scorecard Data, it is #1 in graduate earnings among the small colleges in Michigan.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
RankHonored as America’s Top College (Forbes)
Number of Campuses3
Student- Faculty ratio11:1
Acceptance Rate68%
Season of IntakeRolling admissions
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Websitewww.albion.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residential Facilities

Courses

Albion College offers various undergraduate courses for international students in ranging disciplines across its 23 academic departments. Around 1,500 students are enrolled in the array of programs that it provides. The institute also offers some other concentrations and pre-professional courses for its aspirants round the world. 

Popular majors available in the college favored by students include Computer Science, Economics & Management, Finance, Psychology, Environmental science, among others. The institute also provides various minors inclusive of courses like Anthropology, Biology, Art, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Mathematics and others.

Campus

Albion College has three campuses namely main campus (90 acres), Whitehouse Nature Centre (144 acres) and Held Equestrian Center (340 acres).

Main Campus: It is spread in a luscious area located in a town or a suburban locality. It offers various on-campus facilities and activities available for its candidates within a close proximity. Around 90% of students enrolled at the institute live in the accommodation facilities provided on campus.

From sports to recreation, the campus is a vibrating site full of life and activity. The college is a charter member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers a ranging options in the field of athletics namely, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, swimming and diving, to name a few.

Over 100 student organizations and clubs form a crucial part of the campus which conduct various events and gatherings all-round the year and help students come closer to build lifelong friendships. From Dead Pinocchio Theatre, Albion College Dance Team to Euphonics, there is a club for everyone and anyone which acts as a great source of entertainment and provides the must required relief from the stress of the cut-throat curriculum.

Albion College Campus

Accommodation Facilities

The institute is a residential college which offers on-campus accommodation options to nearly 90% of the students enrolled in it. It has 4 residence halls for the undergraduate students.

  • The first year students are housed in 2 residence halls called Seaton Hall and Wesley Hall while transfer students are housed in Seaton Hall, Mitchell Towers as well as Whitehouse Hall.
  • Wesley Hall is located on the northern side of the campus and is the largest residence hall. It is a co-ed residence hall with a housing capacity of 460 students.
  • Seton Hall is centrally located and is a traditional residential hall. It has community bathrooms.
  • Mitchell Towers, which is on the eastern side of the campus houses upper class students. It is a suite style hall and has a capacity to house 230 students.
  • Whitehouse Hall is also centrally located and has a capacity to house 202 students. It also houses upper class students.
  • All the rooms are double rooms and provide basic facilities like bed, desk, desk chair, closet and dresser space.

Admission Process

Albion College Admission Process

Application Portal: Candidates can apply either online at the official website or through the Common Application.

Pre-Requisites

  • Official transcripts of previously attended educational institutions. Certified translations along with original copies of the documents are needed in case the originals are not in English.
  • International applicants have to submit their English Proficiency test scores like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • Personal statement.
  • Letters of recommendation.

NOTE: Mandatory documents can be sent to the college by one of the following:

Email to admissions@albion.edu.

Uploaded on a student's Briton Bound account.

Mail at Office of Admission, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224 USA.

What to do after applying?

Track the application status via your Briton Bound Account and keep updated with the recent changes. Wait for 2 to 4 weeks for receiving your offer of place if you are admitted into the institute. Once you receive an acceptance letter, confirm your enrollment by depositing the required amount of fee and apply for a visa at the earliest opportunity. 

Deadlines

Aspirants of the college must note that though the institute offers admissions on rolling policy, it does however observe some priority deadlines which have been tabulated as below. 

Type of DeadlineDate
Early action deadlineDecember 1
Priority deadline for rolling admissionsMarch 1
Priority deadline for scholarship consideration- Spring Term (January)September 1
Priority deadline for scholarship consideration- Fall term (August)March 1

Cost of Attendance

International applicants enrolling at the college are highly recommended to have an estimate of the budget to study in the US before sending in their entries for admissions. A table depicting the cost of living to be noted by the prospective candidates as per the data of 2020-21 is compiled as follows:

CategoryEstimated Fee (in USD, per year)
Tuition Fee50,590
Housing and Meals12,380
Personal Expenses1,500
Health Insurance1,700
Books and Supplies1,000
Total Costs67,170

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Albion College offers various scholarships for international students to study in the USA which covers around 40 to 60% of the total expenses. Details for one of the many awards available for applicants is as follows:

#You Are Welcome Here Scholarship

  • Application deadline: 15 February
  • Amount: 30,000 to 35,000 USD, per year
  • You will be required to submit the scholarship application along with an essay of 500- 1000 words or a 2 to 5- minute video describing your aspirations to conduct research, projects, employment or any other experiences that would advance intercultural learning.
  • The scholarship is not awarded to more than 2 students.
  • The list of scholarship winners is released in April.

Apart from institutional scholarships, there are a number of external sources such as EducationUSA, FinAid!, International Education Assistance Aid, Rotary International, to name a few that offer scholarships for international students as well. One such studentship provided by International Education Assistance Aid (IEFA) is as mentioned below.

Global Excellence Scholarship

  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Amount: USD 10,000 or 5,000 USD, per year for up to four years.
  • Students from any field can apply for this scholarship and the awards shall be sanctioned on the basis of merit.
  • Candidates should mandatorily maintain their F-1 immigration status to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Note that the college observes some priority deadlines for scholarships depending upon the season a student is enrolling in. Thus, candidates hoping to avail the scholarships must take note of these priority deadlines and apply for the scholarships at the earliest since the competition is really cut-throat.

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Albion College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1500
FAFSA Code002235
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$47,570 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score110510101200 65%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560510610-
Mathematics545500590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232026 53%
English232026-
Mathematics221925-

Albion College Acceptance Rate

70.6%

Acceptance Rate

3884

Total Applicants

1476

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

47.6%

Male

52.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program70.6%
Total Applicants2091
Total Enrolled1476

Albion College Enrollment

Enrollment
Albion College Enrollment1476
Undergraduate Enrollment1476
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate59.5%

Attendance Cost

$47,570

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$47,570 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$700 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,210 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$790 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,210 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$790 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,120 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,270 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
18481409439-
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    RANKED  #424

    Overall (National)

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    611 E. Porter St., Albion, Michigan 49224
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    Book Store

    Albion College Book Store0.16 Km
    Stirling Books & Brew0.69 Km

    Train Station

    Albion0.95 Km

    Super Market

    Family Dollar2.31 Km

    Airport

    Jackson County Airport23.49 Km
    Skyway Estates Airport38.53 Km
    Wend Valley Airport39.6 Km
    W. K. Kellogg Regional Airport42.25 Km
    Ziegler Field52.19 Km
    Capital Region International Airport60.85 Km
    Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport66.42 Km
    Lenawee County Airport69.22 Km
    University Airpark69.79 Km
    Tri-State Steuben County Airport72.8 Km
    Kirsch Municipal Airport74.68 Km
    Three Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport76.79 Km
    Gerald R. Ford International Airport95.85 Km
    Toledo Express Airport106.56 Km
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport114.39 Km
    Bishop International Airport114.7 Km
    South Bend Regional Airport142.96 Km
    Fort Wayne International Airport145.63 Km
    Windsor International Airport147.31 Km
    MBS International Airport153.21 Km
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    Bus Station

    300 North Eaton Street94.18 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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