Adrian College

Undergraduates: 1641
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $30,208.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,208.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1205 / 23 / 3.23
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 51:49
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 56

Adrian College, a liberal arts College in the United Methodist tradition, is committed to the pursuit of truth and to the dignity of all people. Through active and creative learning in a supportive community, students are challenged to achieve excellence in their academic, personal, and professional lives, and to contribute to a more socially just society.


Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college conferring Bachelor's degrees in 40 academic majors and programs. The college is located in the city of Adrian, Michigan, a drive of approximately 45 minutes northwest of Toledo, Ohio, or 45 minutes southwest of Ann Arbor or 90 minutes southwest of Detroit.

The 100 acre (0.4 km²) campus contains newly constructed facilities along with historic buildings. The college features a variety of athletic programs as well as a theatre department. Adrian college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. The fall 2010 enrollment was 1,654 students. The student center is Caine.

Adrian College, a liberal arts College in the United Methodist tradition, is committed to the pursuit of truth and to the dignity of all people. Through active and creative learning in a supportive community, students are challenged to achieve excellence in their academic, personal, and professional lives, and to contribute to a more socially just society.

The college had its origin as a theological institute founded by Wesleyan Methodists at Leoni, Michigan, in 1845. This institution merged with Leoni Seminary, another Methodist school, in 1855 to form Michigan Union College. In 1859, that institution closed and its assets were transferred to Adrian to establish Adrian College. The college was chartered by the Michigan Legislature on March 28, 1859, under the first president of the college, abolitionist Asa Mahan. In the early stages of the American Civil War the college volunteered itself as a base for the formation of Michigan regiments for the Union side.
 
The current Valade Hall building sits on the site of the former base camp for these soldiers.In 2009 Adrian College celebrated its 150th anniversary. The celebration was to recognize the success and the traditions of this college.
 
The senior class president, Zachary Hamilton, and senior class vice-president, Stephen Kish, presented Adrian College with a time capsule on behalf of the Class of 2009. It was buried next to the clock tower and is to be opened in 50 years. The time capsule has contents including technologies and newspapers of this generation.

On June 30, 2005, Stanley P. Caine retired after 16 years as president of Adrian College. The next day, Jeffrey Docking became Adrian College's 17th president, after serving as a vice president at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Since arriving at Adrian, Docking has introduced many plans to revitalize Adrian College and its campus, including construction of new buildings, renovation of old ones, and programs related to athletics.


Lucien Baker, United States Senator from Kansas (1866)


Virgil Bernero, mayor of Lansing and the 2010 Democratic nominee for Governor in Michigan (1986)John E. Bird, member of the Michigan Supreme Court (1892)Deena Katz, Certified Financial Planner and president of the investment firm Evensky & Katz (1972)


Rube Kisinger, pitcher for the Detroit TigersJames Laird, former Republican U.S. Representative of Nebraska's 2nd congressional districtJohn Maulbetsch, College Football Hall of Fame member (1911)


Mike Rogers, current Republican U.S. Representative of Michigan's 8th congressional district (1985).



 


Alumni Association:https://alumni.adrian.edu/



 

Chief_administrator: Jeffrey R Docking (President)
Fax: 5172643331
Phone: 5172655161
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.adrian.edu
Financial aid office website: adrian.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Net price calculator web address: adrian.edu/admissions/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Online application website: www.adrian.edu/apply
Admission office website: www.adrian.edu/admissions.php
Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
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