The Princeton Review Includes Albion Among the ‘Best 385 Colleges’

August 6, 2019


Albion College’s “great reputation,” as well as its “small-town feeling” and “rigorous but rewarding” academic experience, are just some of its qualities cited by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of the test-prep company’s annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

Of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges and universities, only 13 percent are profiled in the book, which has been published annually since 1992. It’s based on college student surveys as well as data from college administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings.

“We salute Albion College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges.

In the guide’s Albion profile, students said the College provides an “academic experience replete with huge opportunities.” In addition, students offered a lot of praise for the faculty, pointing out that they are experts in their disciplines, easily approachable and available for discussions.

“The professors care about their students’ success and are always there to help,” one student remarked.

The sciences, including pre-med, and the business programs were also highlighted by students. For example, the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management allows students to “gain real-world experience” and even the potential to graduate with “a job offer.”

They added that life at Albion is studious during the week but that there “is almost always something going on” during the weekend on campus.

“We have a dynamic student body and a dedicated community of faculty and staff who value a vibrant and inclusive residential liberal arts experience,” said Leroy Wright, vice president for student development and dean of students. “We are honored to be recognized for the transformational experiences that we offer both in and outside of the classroom.”