Albion College Ranked Among Top 30 Colleges in the Midwest

January 24, 2020

Michael Dixon (right), associate professor of art, consults with an Albion student in a Bobbitt Visual Arts Center studio.

Albion College is part of an illustrious list as it was recently named one of the top 30 colleges and universities in the Midwest by

The 30 institutions were chosen based on factors ranging from student retention and graduation rates to student engagement, selectivity and financial aid. The list includes other top tier schools from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Albion was cited for its long established Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Michigan’s second-oldest; its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences; the strong financial aid opportunities available to students; its low student/faculty ratio; the quality of the Britons’ intercollegiate athletic program, consisting of 22 teams; and the more than 100 student organizations on campus.

Albion was in good company with other colleges on the top 30 list, which include the University of Michigan, Grinnell College, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin and Marquette University.

The ThoughtCo list is among several of late that have recognized Albion. College Gazette named Albion as one of 10 “incredible” liberal arts colleges on the rise, a Georgetown study indicated Albion’s strong return on investment over the course of a career, and LendEDU ranked Albion in the top 11 percent nationally among Best Colleges for Financial Aid out of more than 800 top colleges.