Princeton Review, Forbes Give Albion High Marks for 2015-16

August 11, 2015

Biology professor Brad Rabquer works with students in a physiology lab.
Assistant professor of biology Brad Rabquer (center) watches students' work during a physiology lab.

As Albion College draws increased interest from prospective students, it continues to receive recognition from The Princeton Review and Forbes. Albion is among the country's 250 leading colleges and universities, according to Forbes' Top Colleges 2015 list, and included in The Best 380 Colleges, published by The Princeton Review for 2016.

In the College's Princeton Review profile, students give their professors high marks for being "accessible," as Albion scored a 94 out of a possible 99, surpassing last year's already high score of 93. Students also share that professors encourage lots of questioning and thinking about course material and provide rigorous classes. The Princeton Review notes that Albion students are serious about their education but also feel comfortable with each other and have a rich social life, mostly centered on campus.

Along with The Best 380 Colleges recognition, Albion was featured earlier this year in Princeton Review lists of Best Green Colleges and Best Midwestern Colleges.

Citing its focus on "return-on-investment education," Forbes also placed Albion on its Grateful Grads list of 150 private colleges and universities nationally. For the 650 schools—private and public—on its overall list, Forbes asserts that each "distinguishes itself from competitors by our belief in 'output' over 'input.'"

"Recognition such as this can encourage families to take a closer look," said Steve Klein, Albion's vice president for enrollment. "This recognition mirrors the popularity we see Albion gaining in the marketplace. Our balance of a broad-based liberal arts education and sound career preparation resonates with our students."

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