Fiske Guide 2023 Highlights Experiential Learning at Albion

July 22, 2022

Robinson Hall, facing east toward Ditzler Way.

A view of Robinson Hall’s east entrance, facing Ditzler Way.

“Serious emphasis on hands-on learning” is cited as a core value of an Albion College education in the 2023 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, released earlier this week.

Each year for nearly four decades, the Fiske Guide has featured more than 300 profiles of four-year colleges and universities. Comments from Albion students are weaved throughout an insightful essay about the College and its programs.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023 badgeAmong the student comments: “Take advantage of the academic institutes on campus!” Albion’s profile includes details on the well-established institutes and centers that guide students toward internships, study away, field trips and many more immersive experiences that build upon their majors and provide distinct professional paths upon graduation. In particular, Fiske states, “increasing efforts to connect students with real-world learning and service opportunities are garnering more applications from more diverse groups of students.”

In emphasizing the significant impact of faculty and staff, the Fiske profile also shines a spotlight on the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (FURSCA), First-Year Seminar program and School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement. All in all, a “stimulating learning environment” that leads to “lifelong connections with fellow students, faculty and staff,” combined with a “devoted alumni network,” continues to make Albion College a smart choice for college-bound students and their families.

The Fiske Guide isn’t a ranking; it’s more of a resource that introduces Albion through an engaging short essay that provides a slice of life of the student experience on our campus and in our community,” said Jamie Krueger, vice president of enrollment management. “The profile mentions that while we are a small college located in a small Michigan town, we want to make a big impact on the world. And we do.

“Future Albion students can count on our admission team to answer questions, connect them with a professor or coach, and help them begin to see what their own impact might look like at Albion,” Krueger said.

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