Albion may only be a Division III school, but a large number of students come to Albion because they want to play sports. With a wide variety of teams, almost everyone has an opportunity to compete. There are 18 varsity sports offered and plenty of intramural sports available for those who want to participate. Spectators are sometimes few and far between, but those who do attend have some serious Briton pride.
Albion's athletic facilities seem to improve every year. Name a sport, and Albion has a field, diamond, track, court, or stadium for it, with a canoeing facility on top of it all. If you're an athlete, you'll feel right at home in the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The building includes a pool, four tennis courts, a basketball court, a track, a weight room, and a plethora of cardio machines scattered about—all indoors. The most recent pride and joy of the Albion College Athletics Department is the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, spanning on 340 acres of the College's land. Albion is the only private college in Michigan with an equestrian center on campus. There is not only an equestrian team that competes but also an equestrian club for those who just love horses.