Albion College Reviews
Albion College is a great school all year round. From the fall football games and marching band practices, to the cold winter walks through the snow sprinkled campus. Professors are always there for you by either a phone call or email away. While the academics may be a little rigorous, it pays off in the long run. The Career and Internship center on campus is always so willing to help you build your resume, work on cover letters, and network through the community and alumni. There is such a variety of clubs and organizations you can join, from table top games to a service fraternity, Albion has it all. I truly value my education that I've received from Albion, and if I had to do it again, I'd pick the same place. There's nothing like the small downtown filled with hundreds of people during the Festive of the Forks, or the Christmas lights hung up around the town during the holidays. It's truly a special place to spend four years of your life. I've made so many connections in the community through my volunteer work, and I'm so thankful for those relationships. Even being away from Albion the past 6 months after graduation and wearing my Albion clothes around, someone has recognized our logo and shouted "Go Brits!" to me. It's like even after we step off of the Quad and enter into the real world, we're still a tight knit community. Albion may also seem more expensive than your local university, but if you have the grades and the need, it's totally affordable. I received great scholarships and institutional gifts which really lowered my cost of attendance. Plus, Albion's Union Board goes on so many cool trips that are FREE, it totally made it worth it. I've been to Cedar Point, a Detroit Tigers game, Chicago, and probably the movies a hundred times, all free.
Albion College is a fantastic liberal arts college with some of the greatest faculty that the state of Michigan has to offer. The Albion College Music Department, with its small classrooms and talented staff, welcomes aspiring music majors and gives them the necessary theory, history, and experience needed to succeed. My only real critique of the program is its lack of business courses in relation to the music industry, which I feel is important knowledge for classical and contemporary musicians alike. With that aside, I would gladly recommend this school to anyone.
The first thing I noticed about Albion was that everyone there was friendly and polite, said hello, waved to people across campus, and held the door for each other. Having visited other campuses before choosing to go to school at Albion, there had been something missing. Students walked around, looking at the ground, and not paying attention to those around them. They were just a number. Albion was different. It has a varied curriculum that makes sure to take you out of your comfort zone and makes you experience new things. It has great activities and programs, such as its study abroad program, which broaden your horizons. Most importantly though, it has the people from the professors to the staff in the cafeteria. Everyone is happy to see you, help you out, answer your questions, and be there for you. The result is you see it in the students around campus from the waves across the quad, and the doors being held open for others. Students are learning more than just facts and figures, they are learning how to step into the world, communicate, and flourish. At Albion, you are never just a number, and as a result it prepares you for more than just classes, tests, or a job when you graduate. It prepares you for life.
If you are looking for a school where you are not just a number, where your professors genuinely care about you in and outside of the classroom, and where the campus feels like a family, Albion College is the place for you. At Albion, the tight-knit community will make you feel like you really are at a home away from home. There are countless opportunities to get involved in clubs, organizations, Greek life, athletics, you name it. The well-rounded education you receive at Albion will prepare you for all aspects of life, not just your career. The amazing alumni relationship with the school allows for networking opportunities to find the perfect job for you. I highly recommend Albion College to anyone looking to gain the most out of their college experience.
Albion was a great undergraduate experience. I enjoyed my classes, Greek life, and my sports team. The Gerstacker program really prepared me for my career after Albion. I do not, however, think the business minors should be required to go to summer school.
Albion College is a great school. The campus and people are friendly, inviting and warm. I enjoyed all of my classes and it was definitely possible to be involved in extra circulars while still being a good student. I will say in my particular department I was unsatisfied with the number of my peers, myself included, who had difficulty finding a job.
I loved my college! It was small, personal, and challenging. It prepared me for my career that I am now in and started just after graduation, it also gave me the opportunity to meet amazing people, my husband included. It was a wonderful 4 year experience!!!
My college was very small, so the community, courses, and culture were very tight-knit and interconnected. Initially I did not like attending a small liberal arts college for this very reason, and I thought that I was missing out on a larger college experience with more opportunities and more anonymity. Further into my college experience I realized I was grateful for a community in which I was known and knew many others. I was part of Greek life and that became a major, albeit temporary part of my identity. I participated in varsity college sports as well as IM leagues and produced many friendships and fond memories through these experiences. I also developed mentor-type relationships with teachers and coaches and even older students (often "brothers") who kept me grounded and helped guide many of my long-term plans. My school became a part of my identity and for four years I even thought of myself as part of the school's identity. When I walked across campus, raced with the school colors on my jersey, or boozed on the porch of my fraternity I was one of the characters living in and shaping the microcosm around me and I felt that my purpose exceeded merely academic pursuits. My small liberal arts college experience prepared me for a larger university experience in graduate school and nurtured me as I assumed challenges and opportunities that I may have otherwise missed by being lost in the crowd.
I enjoyed the liberal arts atmosphere. I felt that my professors truly cared about my success, and I felt comfortable meeting with them. The class sizes were small, which I liked.