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Albion College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1835
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,941
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $174,464,242
Admissions Address

611 E. Porter
Albion, MI 49224

Website

http://www.albion.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@albion.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Doug Kellar
Admissions office telephone: (800) 858-6770
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/albion/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 1 0
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies 3 3
History 1 3
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 15 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Required
Admissions interview: Required
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: April 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 81%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 1,972
Total acceptances: 1,605
Total freshman enrollment: 480
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 867
Male acceptances: 666
Male freshman enrollment: 222
 
Female applicants: 1,105
Female acceptances: 939
Female freshman enrollment: 258
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 66%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 18%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 535 – 670
Math: 550 – 655
Combined: 1085 – 1325

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.9% 6.9%
600-699 39.1% 47.1%
500-599 31.0% 35.6%
400-499 13.8% 8.1%
300-399 1.2% 2.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 29
Math: 21 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.2% 18.2% 11.7%
24-29 57.0% 45.5% 50.0%
18-23 27.8% 28.7% 31.4%
12-17 2.0% 7.6% 7.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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