July 8, 2015
Albion College is again recognized as one of the nation’s best higher education institutions with its inclusion in the 2016 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Describing Albion students as "ambitious [and] involved," the Fiske Guide notes excellence throughout the College's academic, extracurricular, athletic and physical assets. It especially notes the Ford Institute and its promotion of citizenship and public service as an all-College value. Other College programs and the faculty in general were praised for blending experiences in the classroom, laboratory, workplace and community to create a "hands-on" education that is uniquely Albion.
Established by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of The New York Times, the Fiske Guide provides detailed information on 322 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. It includes both objective and subjective information on the strengths and weaknesses of each institution’s academics, social life and overall quality of life. Now in its 32nd edition and considered one of the best independent college guides available, the Fiske Guide is a top seller among education books.
"Many parents and high school students use college guides to help in their college selection. That Albion College continues to be included in the Fiske Guide, a selective publication, shows prospective students that they can receive an excellent education here," said Marc Roy, Albion's new provost. "However, even the best guides are not a substitute for a campus visit and we encourage students, whenever possible, to visit Albion and experience what it can be like to be a Briton."