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I came to Albion because they offered meQuite BrightPhilosophy
I came to Albion because they offered me the best scholarship package, and because I was impressed by the fact that 95% of our faculty have their doctorates or the equivelant in their field. The professors are by far the best part of Albion. The class sizes are 20-40 students on average, and the profs are always available during their hours and really WANT to talk to you and discuss their field with you. There are no TAs at Albion, and direct access to the professors is really awesome.

You can always get into classes in your major, and pretty much everyone graduates in four years - even education majors. A high percentage of students also study off-campus for at least a semester.

It's a bit hard to find a good group of friends at Albion, because many students come from wealthy families, join frats and sororities, and basically treat college like an extension of their social lives. They're not exactly snooty usually, but they're not exactly down-to-earth and friendly either.

The "intellectuals" on campus are pretty cliquish, so even if you're not a hardcore party animal, you're not likely to break the inner circle at the coffee house either. Lots of people just find a few close friends and go home on weekends. The town has been going through an economic slump for the past several years, but there are tons of volunteering opportunities, a theater where movies are free for college students, a gorgeous park downtown, and it's only a 45-minute drive to Ann Arbor, Lansing or Kalamazoo.So if good faculty (and access to them) is important to you, Albion is DEFINITELY worth your money.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: C+
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I feel as though Albion College is notBrightPsychology
I feel as though Albion College is not given enough credit. The education is very enlightening and fullfilling. The professors challenge the students, but are there when they are needed. The class sizes are small and very intimate. Its easier for students to make a name for themselves on the campus and are able to be recognized. Students at this college aren't just a number! The campus is small and anything you need is only a 10 minute walk away.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A, University Resource Use/ spending: C+
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It's a great school, but very expensive.Quite BrightPsychology
It's a great school, but very expensive. The faculty try to make the price worth it by being available and are very interactive outside of the classroom. I see faculty around town, I've been to professors homes, and they've taken my class out for meals. It is a very welcoming campus, and I feel safe for the most part. The town is a little shady with not a lot to do. There isn't a grocery store or many places to eat in walking distance. But the classes are great and there is a lot to do with extracurriculars and through Greek life. I'm not Greek, but I still enjoy attending the events!
3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: F
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