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Albion College is a private four-year college of the liberal arts, historically related to the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1835, Albion College was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Albion, Michigan (population 8,600)




Purple and gold

Number of Students


Student-Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Faculty

105 (90 tenured/tenure-track)


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Please see our complete list of majors.

Percentage of Women/Men


Students Living on Campus


Campus Size

90-acre main campus
144-acre Whitehouse Nature Center
340-acre Held Equestrian Center


The Higher Learning Commission (see details and contact information)

American Chemical Society
National Association of Schools of Music
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Michigan Department of Education

Athletic Affiliations

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) (Charter member in 1888)
NCAA Division III
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)

About Albion College


An independent, coeducational, residential college in south-central Michigan, Albion is committed to the liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1835 and historically related to the United Methodist Church, the College is dedicated to preserving the values of the past, to serving the needs of the present, and to anticipating the goals of the future.


Nature Center Hours

Welcome sign outside the Visitor Center of Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.

Visitor Center Hours

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(please call ahead; see below)

Note that Visitor Center hours can vary due to the season and the availability of students. If you are planning on visiting on a specific day, particularly during weekends, please call ahead: 517/629-0582.

During Construction: The Whitehouse Nature Center will remain open and operate as usual this summer during the athletic field construction.

There is no admission fee to visit.

You can also e-mail Nature Center Director David Green at .

Trail Hours

Trails are open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk.

During Construction: The Marsh Trail will be closed due to construction. The boardwalk portion along the river will remain open.

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