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    Albion, MichiganLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    Estd 1835established year
    1500enrollment
    8.6/10

    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 University Private
    Rank Honored as America’s Top College (Forbes)
    Number of Campuses 3
    Student- Faculty ratio 11:1
    Acceptance Rate 68%
    Season of Intake Rolling admissions
    Test Scores Accepted TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT
    Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and Awards
    Website www.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 Deadline Date
    Early action deadline December 1
    Priority deadline for rolling admissions March 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:

    Category Estimated Fee (in USD, per year)
    Tuition Fee 50,590
    Housing and Meals 12,380
    Personal Expenses 1,500
    Health Insurance 1,700
    Books and Supplies 1,000
    Total Costs 67,170

    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.

    $47,5701st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

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    4 years

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    Feb 01

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    Albion College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    1500
    FAFSA Code
    002235
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $47,570 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11051010120065
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560510610-
    Mathematics545500590-
    ACT Check Detailed Score23202653
    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 Programs
    70.6%
    Total Applicants
    2091
    Total Enrolled
    1476

    Albion College enrollment

    Enrollment
    Albion College Enrollment
    1476
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1476
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    59.5%

    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
    Books & Supplies
    $700 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,210 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $790 / Year
    Off Campus
    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

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    18481409439-

    Ranking

    2019
    Forbes logo

    Forbes

    Ranked #424

    Overall (National)

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.6 out of 10
    9.0/10Academic
    8.7/10Accommodation
    9.0/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.0/10Placement
    8.7/10Social Life

    Reviews

    RK
    7.7 /10

    I was sure that I wanted to get admission to Albion College as the Curriculum of Art was extraordinary. There is an online application, which was totally free. The rest of the official documents are to be forwarded to the official email address of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course program includes courses like Digital tools, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SF
    8.8 /10

    I had been well-off in communication since middle school and I wanted to be admitted to an institution that can give me enough experience for my field. Luckily, I had a relative who has studied there and had given me positive feedback about the college after which I filled up the online application form(common application) and got admitted here as a freshman.

    Course Curriculum :

    As for the course curriculum, even though it has been a few months into it, I have started getting the hang of it. The books offered are full of illustrations with countless examples and faculties have been more importantly focusing on removing stage fright from each of the students. We do practicals on a daily basis where they conduct Group Discussion rounds and One-on-one Interviews as well.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    LW
    9.3 /10

    Research, the fundamental aspect of the course is included in the curriculum and it also took me to various places. During my studies, I have been to California, Wyoming, Sweden, and Norway. Also, I worked in the field through an internship and a geology field camp. The college gave me hands-on experience as well as analytical skills.

    Course Curriculum :

    We were allowed to explore the underpinnings of our world through a comprehensive curriculum and small class sizes. While studying this course, various interesting facts and knowledge were imparted to me. Ultra-high-pressure rocks formed in intensely deformed mountains and the evolution of vertebrate fossils were my favorite topics to study. The study of recent and modern climate and environmental change was also included in my curriculum.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    +1-517-629-1000
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    611 E. Porter St., Albion, Michigan 49224
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Train Station
    • Super Market
    • Airport
    • Bus Station

    Book Store

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

    Super Market

    Family Dollar2.31 km

    Bus Station

    300 North Eaton Street94.18 km

    Train Station

    Albion0.95 km

    Airport

    Jackson County Airport23.49 km
    Skyway Estates Airport38.53 km
    Wend Valley Airport39.60 km
    W. K. Kellogg Regional Airport42.25 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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