Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion College, founded in 1835, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 574-acre campus is located in Albion, south central Michigan, 65 miles from Detroit.

School Profiles: Transfer

Albion students do so much more than think and study. 


Areas of study
• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Anthropology/Sociology
• Art (Studio Art)
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Earth Science
• Economics and Management
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Ethnic Studies
• Exercise Science
• Finance
• French
• Geological Sciences
• German
• History
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• International Studies
• Marketing Management
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Economics
• Mathematics/Physics
• Music
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Public Policy
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sustainability Studies
• Theatre
• TransAmerican Latino/a Studies
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Albion College in Michigan has been on the forefront of quality and inclusive education since its founding in 1835. Albion works hard to help transfer students graduate on time, do good in their communities, and do well in their careers. In fact, Albion is ranked #1 in graduate earnings among Michigan’s small colleges. And as one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Albion helps transfer students makeconnections in a tight-knit and vibrant community. What are you waiting for—transfer to Albion College with confidence!

It all starts here
With over 40 majors available, transfer students can choose a variety of majors and interests—including Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Education, Communications, Pre-med (Biology), and Psychology. From enrolling in the prestigious Business program of the Gerstacker Institute to learning public policy in the Ford Institute (created by former President Gerald R. Ford) to taking the first step toward medical school in the Wilson Institute for Medicine, Albion has broad appeal for many students. You can even create your own major! There are also many internships and off-campus opportunities, and our Center for Sustainability and the Environment offers a week-long trip to help students study and solve the world’s climate issues.

Affording an Albion education
Albion College is affordable with numerous financial aid opportunities. Indeed, Albion offers numerous scholarships to the point that 100% of transfer students receive some type of scholarship aid. We offer transfer students academic scholarships that range from $23,000–$34,000. All Phi Theta Kappa members will receive our Presidential Scholarship starting at $34,000 a year.

Student population
Albion prides itself on featuring a diverse student population that looks like America. While Albion attracts many students from Michigan, the Midwest is well represented. Albion also draws students from such states as California and Texas, with transfer students coming from all corners of the country. The College also has a growing international enrollment that currently includes students from Canada, India, Japan, Mongolia, Spain, Vietnam, and more.

Albion excels in athletics at the NCAA Division III level, offering 22 varsity sports (11 each for both men and women) that range from football, basketball, soccer, and baseball to swimming & diving, track & field, lacrosse, and equestrian. Albion also boasts some of the newest athletic facilities in the competitive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

94% of our students are in jobs, graduate school, or volunteer service within six months of graduation.

Over the past six years, 93% of Albion students who have applied to medical school have been accepted.

Albion is one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal and the UK’s Times Higher Education (2020).

Albion is listed as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes and is included in the Grateful Grads index of the top 200 private colleges “with the happiest, most successful alumni” (2019).

Albion College participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA was developed in an effort to simplify the transfer process for Michigan’s public colleges and participating private and tribal institutions.

“After looking at several smaller colleges, I chose to transfer to Albion because I could afford it with the scholarships I received. The smaller class sizes were key along with the faculty motivating me to participate and pay attention in class. I made the dean’s list my first year, which is something I never did before.”
— Abby Grimes ’20