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Reviews 389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Massive amount of snow suffocate the campus until mid april. Mud season last a full two months, and there is overcast 80% of the time. Classes are rarely cancelled due to inclement weather because of the close proximity of the classes to the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Achieving your major is almost too easy. The process is a bit watered down, and oversimplified. Not a dynamic college experience.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Fraternity Parties Are Big – Albion is a very small town. Therefore all nightlife happens at the 6 frat houses on campus which are extremely fun. Campus Safety usually doesn't bother you if you are inside any of the frats.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Students Are Not Allowed Off-Campus – Albion College has a strict no off-campus housing plan unless students provide a valid medical reason. The college says that it wants to keep a "residential atmosphere" among the students so everyone must live on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus Safety Is Relaxed – Most of the time at Albion College the Campus Safety staff isn't very severe. As long as you are not creating a ruckus or distraction they pretty much leave you alone. Drugs are taken very seriously at Albion though and the punishments for being caught with them can get severe.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular – The social scene at Albion College frequently contains parties with alcohol involved. Besides drinking though, drugs are not popular at Albion. You never really see or hear people using them.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am a senior at Albion College and love my major. The professors are very helpful and available as well as kind and understanding. I never felt like I was a number in a crowd or that I couldn't approach a professor with a question or problem. Many of them are friendly and willing to help you with any situation whether it be academic or personal. The classes are very informative and relevant and I believe it is one of the best major choices that Albion College has to offer.

4 College Senior

Majors: There is no formal application process to get into a major at Albion College with the exception of the institutes. You are free to change your mind and flip flop a little before you decide on a track. For instance, I did not establish a major until my junior year and just in that time until now, I have decided on a minor and a concentration as well.

4 College Senior

Majors: Internships in the Psychology Department – I have had one part time internship already and am going to be completing a second, full time internship this fall (2012). I have had a great experience with the internship opportunities. The internship advisors are very open and available as well as willing to work with you to get you the opportunity that you want. My first internship impacted me so much that it directed me into more education and the path in which I want to establish my career. Most internships through Albion College are unpaid. They are purely for experience.

4 College Senior

Majors: Psychological Sciences Major – I love being a psych major at Albion. It has opened my eyes to what I think is my calling in life and has given me lots of opportunities to explore these interests. I have had the chance to do internships and get experience outside the classroom that will make my application process for graduate school this fall more robust and portray me as a worthwhile candidate. I would never change my path at Albion and I think it has shaped me as a person.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: All Different Kinds – There are lots of different kinds of people at Albion. People who are rich to people who struggle with money and work a ton on campus. Mainly white people but also lots of international students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love It – Albion College has a great community atmosphere. The professors are great, classes are small which gives you one on one time with professors, and the faculty are also great. There are tons of things to do on campus and there's something for everyone it seems like. There are many good places on campus to study, the dorms are great, and there are many chances to meet new people. I love it here.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Forget wanting to live on your own. Albion wants you for every penny, so they only allow you to live in their housing. Their board prices are absolutely unreasonable. They do offer houses and apartments, but the cost is awful. and you're not allowed to stay in your house or apartment during breaks.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life at Albion is HUGE. So many people join sororities and fraternities. They always have special events going on and seem like really fun groups. Even if you're not a part of greek life, it doesn't matter. Everyone is friends with everyone.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Mostly Safe – Albion is a small campus, and the campus security is always around. They respond to calls if you need help, and you often see them patrolling campus. Student health services is also very helpful. The town of Albion is where you have to be more careful. Some parts of town and some neighborhoods are bad. There have been incidents when towns people get into school buildings and steal. Always walk with someone when it is dark.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Small Choices – There are very few choices of eateries in Albion. This doesn't mean the quality of the food and service isn't still great. Some times it get repetitive, but the closest "big" city is only 10 minutes away.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Average Dorms – All dorms are your typical dorms. Being the school is so old (one of the oldest in the nation), the are very well kept up to date. Just slightly small.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I think it speaks for it self that nearly 80% of students participate in Greek life. Every social order has events regularly and the whole campus gets involved.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Definitely Need Car – I haven't experienced traveling without actually having a car at Albion, but I can imagine it is probably difficult especially when someone needs to get somewhere right away. Campus Safety is also pretty good at driving people places as long as they have enough notice ahead of time.

5 College Freshman

Majors: As a political science major I am very happy with my choices so far as well as the many excellent opportunities provided by the college. Tremendous opportunities to meet and work with presidential candidates, government officials and key leaders.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Opportuinity Enriched Program – The current program provides access to political venues, causes and candidates that are shaping american government.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs Not the Problem, Alcohol Is – The drug scene isn't that bad. It isn't really noticeable and but I can't say what it is like at parties. As far as alcohol, drinking is a pretty popular past time for students, especially on the weekend because there is very little to do within the town on the weekend. Aside from campus events, frat parties draw large crowds.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have great sports at the school. I am apart of the tennis team. It is a great experience.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of people willing to work with you to help you get the best grade possible

4 College Sophomore

Academics: They have a good business program and very easy to get internships.


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Jill Hindenach
Washington, DC
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Overall, Albion College is great for a number of reasons. The small campus makes it easy to make friends immediately and meet new people. While living in Albion can be boring at times, making the most of it is sometimes what will leave you with the most memories. There is a sense of community on Albion's campus that is hard to duplicate anywhere else. This isn't to say that everyone gets along, but there is a certain bond between all Albion students.

Albion's liberal arts education is something that also seems to be unique to the College. The professors are approachable, and their excitement for their courses is infectious. Even when you're taking a class that is not related to your major, you appreciate what you learn and are proud of what you've learned in looking back. Beneath the exterior sometimes, Albion is just a down-home friendly kind of place, and a lot of students seek comfort in that and learn to love where they are.

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