Albion College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
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.