Albion College

Undergraduates: 1307
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $35,454.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,454.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1080 / 25 / 3.5
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 60%

Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Its student population during the 2013-14 academic year was approx. 1,350.
The College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Britons and their colors are purple and gold. They participate in NCAA Division III and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).
Albion College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to encouraging student volunteerism.

Albion College is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence. We are learning-centered and recognize that valuable learning takes place in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. We prepare students to translate critical thought into action.

The origin of Albion College lies not in the city of Albion, but about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the present location of the college. On March 23, 1835, Methodist Episcopal settlers in Spring Arbor Township obtained a charter for the Spring Arbor Seminary from the Michigan Territorial Legislature.Foundations for a building were begun in 1837 at a location about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the current village of Spring Arbor but were soon abandoned due to the economic turmoil caused by the Panic of 1837. No classes were ever held at the Spring Arbor location.

The trustees applied to move the seminary to Albion in 1838, and the legislature approved the move in 1839.With 60 acres (243,000 m) of land donated by Albion pioneer Jesse Crowell, the cornerstone was laid for the first building in 1841. The seminary, now named the Wesleyan Seminary, first held classes in 1843, in the local Methodist Church.

In 1844, classes began in the newly constructed Central Building, which was rebuilt as the present Robinson Hall in 1907. The Albion Female Collegiate Institute was founded in 1850 by the Wesleyan Seminary Corporation. The two schools merged in 1857 under the name The Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Albion. On February 25, 1861, both schools were completely merged under the name Albion College when the school was fully authorized by the State legislature to confer a full four-year college degree upon both men and women.

Albion College's 225-acre (0.91 km2) campus houses 89% of the students that attend the college in four dormitories (Wesley Hall, Seaton Hall, Whitehouse Hall, and the Mitchell Towers), upper-class apartments (the Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village, Munger Place, the Burns Street Apartments, and the Briton House Apartments), nine women-only housing options (Ingham Hall, Fiske Hall, Dean Hall, and six women-only annexes), one men-only housing option (711 Michigan Avenue), and six fraternity houses.

Academia Bob Bemer, 1940, computer scientist Bruce C. Berndt, 1961, mathematician J Harlen Bretz, 1906, geologist Mark W. Chase, 1973, botanist Robert E. Horton, 1897, hydrology Forest Ray Moulton, 1894, astronomer Arts and entertainment Philip Campbell Curtis, 1930, surrealist-inspired painter. Daniel Henney, 2000, Korean model and actor, most notably in My Name is Kim Sam Soon Patrick Maher, 1989, American author Jon Scieszka, 1976, children's book author Business William C. Ferguson.


Chief_administrator: Michael L. Frandsen (Interim President)
Fax: 5176290476
Phone: 5176291000
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
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Undergraduate application fee: $40.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No