Fiske Guide 2021 Highlights ‘Personal Attention’ Students Receive at Albion

July 27, 2020

An Albion College student walks by the Dickie Hall entrance to the Kellogg Center, more commonly known as the KC.

“Albion helps students achieve their goals through personal attention from professors, internships, and a devoted alumni network,” cites the newest edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, which for more than 35 years through its annual guidebook has been a source of information to more than 300 four-year colleges.

According to an Albion public policy major in the College’s profile, “Students at Albion College are not here to get an education and get out. They are here to build relationships and form lifelong connections with fellow students, faculty and staff.”

The profile also makes clear that at Albion, “professors are accessible” and that “top-notch academic and career counseling and low student/faculty ratios keep students on track and motivated.” Also attracting Fiske’s focus were the College’s institutes and centers as well as its Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. In highlighting FURSCA, one biochemistry major says, “My professor walked me through new and old techniques individually, so I feel much more independent in the lab than most.”

Additionally, in sharing details about how “Albion attracts an ambitious, involved group of students,” Fiske features a comment from a student who says, “Since my first semester here, the school has evolved in a big way in terms of diversity.”

The Fiske Guide was created by Edward B. Fiske, who served as education editor for The New York Times for 17 years; the book is updated annually by its own editorial team.

Read the complete Albion profile in The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021