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Albion College

Albion College is a small, private liberal arts school in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It focuses on using liberal arts as a jumping-off point for a comprehensive education that prepares students for the future, offering nearly 50 academic programs in areas like anthropology, exercise science, music, and sustainability studies. Founded in 1835, Albion College has about 1,500 students -- 90% of whom live on campus. When not in class, they take part in some 100 student organizations (there are clubs for knitting, medievalists, and tabletop games) and work on publications like The Pleiad, Albion Review and Albionian. Every spring, the school's Union Board holds a Big Show that attracts celebrity performers like Jesse McCartney and Michael Che. If athletics are more your speed, check out the Held Equestrian Center, where students can try out for the varsity equestrian team, take lessons and even board their own horses. When Britons graduate, they're in good company: Albion alumni include author Jon Scieszka, poet John Sinclair and Obama Foundation board chair Martin Nesbitt.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Albion is using a module system for its fall semester in which students will take two classes for seven weeks (twice). The academic calendar has on-campus instruction wrapping up before Thanksgiving.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$61,100
% of students who get any grants
99%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,400
Average price for low-income students
$10,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
68%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1130/23
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
1,510
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
88%
% of students who get merit* grants
20%
Average merit grant
$27,150
student success
Graduation rate
64%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 5 years
$49,200
% earning more than $28,000
82%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Dec 1
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Albion is using a module system for its fall semester in which students will take two classes for seven weeks (twice). The academic calendar has on-campus instruction wrapping up before Thanksgiving.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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