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Maps, Directions, and Parking

Albion is just about the perfect place to be.


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Where You’ll Find Us

We’re about 90 miles west of Detroit and 175 miles east of Chicago. So we’re just a quick bus ride (we have a Greyhound station), train trip (Amtrak stop, too), plane flight (airports in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Detroit) or car trip (we’re right off Interstate 94) from just about anywhere.

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Driving Directions

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning April 17, M-99 (Superior Street) in downtown Albion will be closed from Michigan Avenue to Ash Street for significant upgrades. Please visit the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) website for details about the project.

From eastbound I-94, take Exit 121 (Eaton Avenue/28 Mile Road) and turn right (south). Follow southbound Business I-94 to Michigan Avenue (M-99 East). Turn left (east) onto M-99. The campus will be on your right, between Huron and Mingo streets.

From westbound I-94, take Exit 124 (M-99) and turn right (south/west). Follow M-99 about three miles into town. The campus will be on your left, between Mingo and Huron streets.

From northbound M-99, follow the road as it becomes Superior Street in downtown Albion. Turn right (east) onto Ash Street, then left onto Ionia Street and right onto Erie Street. The main part of campus will be on your left, between Huron and Mingo streets.

We recommend Google Maps for driving directions

Please note: If you are planning an admission visit, the Bonta Admission Center is located at 100 N. Hannah St., approximately one block north of 611 E. Porter St., the official address of the College.

Parking

Visitor parking is available in the lots next to the Bonta Admission Center and the Kellogg Center. Please note that the City of Albion does not allow street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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By Air and Rail

Albion is approximately 80 miles from Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW), 60 miles from Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN), and 45 miles from Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (AZO).

Amtrak provides national rail passenger service with daily stops in Albion, as well as Jackson and Battle Creek. Greyhound provides intercity bus transportation.

Key Facts

The key to an exceptional education:
Start with the facts.

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.

Location

Albion, Michigan (population 8,600)

Nickname

Britons

Colors

Purple and gold

Number of Students

1,500

Student-Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Faculty

105 (90 tenured/tenure-track)

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Please see our complete list of majors.

Percentage of Women/Men

49:51

Students Living on Campus

90%

Campus Size

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

Accreditation

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)
Intercollegiate Dressage Assocation(IDA)

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About Albion College

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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.

 

Ludington Center

The Ludington Center, located in the heart of downtown Albion, is named in honor of Jack and Dorothy Ludington, both of whom were 1951 graduates of Albion College.

The Center aims to serve as both a College and Community space, while also acting as the home to the Albion College Institutes; The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Career and Internship Center.

Jack Ludington was a committed supporter of community outreach in Albion, and also believed in the notion that a liberal arts education has a connection to Main Street, or in this case Superior Street. This building is dedicated to his vision of collaborative problem-solving.

A special thank you to our generous donors who have helped make the Ludington Center possible. Albion College recognizes the time and talent of Samuel J. Shaheen, '88, for his commitment in designing and developing the Center.

Using the Ludington Center

For more information or for questions regarding the use of the Ludington Center, please contact:

  • Troy Kase, Director, Career & Internship Center
    517/629-0332

  • Patrick McLean, Director, Ford Institute
    517/629-0368

  • Laurel Draudt, Director, Gerstacker Institute
    517/629-0418

Reservations

For room reservations, please contact Karen Hiatt by email, , or by phone, 517/629-0336.

Catering

Catering for the Ludington Center is managed by Bon Appétit. For information on catering an event, please visit their website*, or contact Pat Miller by email, , or by phone at 517/629-0365.

*Please note: For catered event services outside of Baldwin Hall (which includes the Ludington Center), please add an additional $2 per person for disposables and $4 per person for China service.

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