Albion College is among a select group of institutions featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019.
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. The publication, which intentionally does not rank the schools, 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 35th edition, the Fiske Guide is highly recommended by high school counselors and is considered one of the best independent college guides available.
According to the Guide, Albion “attracts an ambitious, involved group of students.” The book also touts the College for “top-notch academic and career counseling,” adding that “low student/faculty ratios keep students on track and motivated.”
Fiske specifically references the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, as well as the new Davis Athletic Complex, reimagined Munger Place living-learning community and expansion of the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center.
This year's Guide also notes the changing face of downtown Albion, which the College has helped transform. One passage reads: “According to an economics major, ‘The school has partnered with the city of Albion to help bring more business and entertainment into the city.”
“It's good to see that Albion continues to be included in the annual Fiske Guide to Colleges,” said Provost Marc Roy. “While it is indeed only a guide for prospective students, it introduces key elements of the high-quality liberal arts education Albion College has provided for decades—and that students can expect to receive for years to come.”