Recent Alumnus 2012-08-07T00:16:50Z
Health & Safety:
Mostly Safe – Albion is a small campus, and the campus security is always around. They respond to calls if you need help, and you often see them patrolling campus. Student health services is also very helpful. The town of Albion is where you have to be more careful. Some parts of town and some neighborhoods are bad. There have been incidents when towns people get into school buildings and steal. Always walk with someone when it is dark.
College Senior 2012-07-31T17:57:40Z
Small Choices – There are very few choices of eateries in Albion. This doesn't mean the quality of the food and service isn't still great. Some times it get repetitive, but the closest "big" city is only 10 minutes away.
College Senior 2012-07-31T17:54:39Z
Average Dorms – All dorms are your typical dorms. Being the school is so old (one of the oldest in the nation), the are very well kept up to date. Just slightly small.
College Senior 2012-07-31T17:53:15Z
I think it speaks for it self that nearly 80% of students participate in Greek life. Every social order has events regularly and the whole campus gets involved.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-19T03:03:54Z
Definitely Need Car – I haven't experienced traveling without actually having a car at Albion, but I can imagine it is probably difficult especially when someone needs to get somewhere right away. Campus Safety is also pretty good at driving people places as long as they have enough notice ahead of time.
College Sophomore 2012-07-15T03:38:20Z
As a political science major I am very happy with my choices so far as well as the many excellent opportunities provided by the college. Tremendous opportunities to meet and work with presidential candidates, government officials and key leaders.
College Sophomore 2012-07-15T03:34:01Z
Opportuinity Enriched Program – The current program provides access to political venues, causes and candidates that are shaping american government.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T16:29:43Z
Drugs Not the Problem, Alcohol Is – The drug scene isn't that bad. It isn't really noticeable and but I can't say what it is like at parties. As far as alcohol, drinking is a pretty popular past time for students, especially on the weekend because there is very little to do within the town on the weekend. Aside from campus events, frat parties draw large crowds.
College Junior 2012-07-10T00:36:18Z
We have great sports at the school. I am apart of the tennis team. It is a great experience.
College Junior 2012-07-10T00:35:02Z
There are a lot of people willing to work with you to help you get the best grade possible
College Junior 2012-07-10T00:34:52Z
They have a good business program and very easy to get internships.
College Junior 2012-07-10T00:34:45Z
Not Much to Do – There is not a lot to the town outside of the college campus
College Junior 2012-07-10T00:34:38Z
They are very flexible and willing to work with you to solve the problems
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T17:16:47Z
Decent Computer Labs – Albion College has decent programs on their computers for artists, video-making, etc. The computer labs are small and only one is open 24 hours. Around lunch time, the computer labs are packed and I often find myself going from one to the next looking for an open computer. Albion College would really benefit from having more computers. After they renovated the library, it seemed that took away computers. The internet connection is terrible and the you can't always get wireless on your computer so you're stuck with an ethernet cord. Addition IT tends to cause more problems then they fix because it's student-run. Avoid taking your computer problems to them if you can.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T17:12:26Z
Could Be Easier – Albion offers a variety of scholarships for different majors, but some departments are seriously lacking. There is only one Anthropology/Sociology scholarship, whereas Biology has a ton. Additionally, if you receive a departmental scholarship, Albion College has a tendency to take away other scholarships regardless of your hard work. They figure they're just trading one out for another when in reality, you need it. Tuition has gone up $8,000 since my freshman year but their financial aid has not kept up with that. It gets more and more expensive and they get cheaper with what they give you.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T16:39:33Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys and Girls – Albion College's girl to guy ratio is pretty even, although there are more girls than boys. There is a variety of different types of guys and girls, but there are certain dominant groups. There are a lot of fraternity and sorority girls on campus and they tend to stay within there own Greek Life community. There are also quite a few athletes, both guys and girls.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T16:34:26Z
Little Town With Little to Do – Ever since the factories went out of business years ago, Albion lost several businesses. Other than finding activities to do on campus, Albion offers little else. There are few good restaurants (ex. Cascarelli's, La Casa) that you'll often find students dining at. The park is also a nice play to take a walk or a bike ride in, but it is suggests you don't go there after dark. In fact, it is not suggested you walk anywhere in town by yourself after dusk. Every year there is a new incident alerted to the students of things that have happened. There is a small Spartan grocery store in town, a Pizza Hut, Arby's a ice cream parlor, and a taco house. Burger King went out of business about year ago. Additionally, the town could not support a movie either and that has been sitting vacant for well over four years. If you are looking for places to go or things to do outside of campus you need to go to neighboring Marshall or Jackson, approximately 20 minutes away. Unfortunately, if you do not have a car or know someone who does, you're out of luck.
College Junior 2012-02-03T17:26:23Z
Psychology Major Program – The Psychology Major Program is very diverse. There is a huge array of classes to take in order for you to specify your degree. It allows a Psychology major to look at their field in the aspect they choose to.
College Senior 2012-01-25T20:47:02Z
Really Nice – Albion keeps very good care of all of its facilities. The DOW Athletic center is very very nice. Most living areas are awesome. And personally I think our campus has a lot of beautiful buildings.
College Senior 2012-01-25T20:46:12Z
Health & Safety:
Shady Town – There are some shady things that go on in the town of Albion. Every now and then the shadiness of the town will cross paths with the college but not very often. There are blue box phones everywhere and Campus Safety is very present.
College Senior 2012-01-25T20:44:17Z
It does get fairly cold. But maintenance is really good about salting walkways. The worst thing is having to walk in the cold. But it really isn't all that bad since campus isn't too big.
College Senior 2012-01-25T20:43:25Z
Trains and Campus Safety – There is an Amtrack stop right in town which can take you anywhere the Amtrack goes. Campus Safety also offers a shuttle service to all students.
College Senior 2012-01-25T20:39:20Z
Not a Member – I personally am not active in sports on Albion's campus. Our teams do fairly well in our division though. I also know that the people who are interested in sports on campus support it a lot. The majority of the campus is not super involved in our sports teams though.
College Junior 2011-12-29T11:43:39Z
I love Albion because of the kindness of both students and proffessors. It seems like everyone knows everyone because of the small student body, which makes school feel like more of a home. I feel like it is an academicly challenging school, as well as a great social school.
College Junior 2011-12-29T11:40:24Z
Because the campus is so small and classes are so close together, weather is not much of a factor on my experience on campus. Classes rarely get cancelled due to snow because many of the professors live nearby.
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