Explore your future at Albion College |  Albion College

Explore your future at Albion College | Albion College

Discover your passion through our Centers and Institutes.

Josh Cassada, ’95, our first Albion university graduate in space, is preparing to explore where no Briton has gone before. The former physicist, now a NASA astronaut, is part of Crew 5 due to launch for the International Space Station next week. While at Albion, Josh made the most of the opportunities offered through his liberal arts education and built a strong foundation from which to launch and land among the stars.

At Albion College, you too can explore your future today. Our five institutes and centers – made up of a tightly knit group of highly motivated students, faculty and staff – offer you the opportunity to examine your interests first-hand in a hands-on learning environment while equipping you with the skills , experience and knowledge you need to do anything, go anywhere and succeed. Even in outer space.

Whether you focus on business, public policy, racial equality, medicine, or the environment, institutes and centers enable you to accelerate your future. Each institute and center welcomes students regardless of their course. Access assistance with career exploration, graduate school admissions, and the benefit of a lifelong alumni network.

Centers and Institutes

Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management Toggle accordion

At Gerstacker Business Institute, you’ll prove the worth of your business long before you graduate. The faculty and staff of the Institute will prepare you for the professional world and beyond. You will have access to first-hand experience by networking with visiting executives and gain leadership and business skills through off-campus studies and internships at large corporations, accounting firms, small businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations.

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The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Services Toggle accordion

Your contribution to society begins at the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service at Albion College. Here you will have the chance to pursue your passion for public policy and community leadership. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, you’ll learn to advocate for issues important to you while doing the hard work to make the world a better place.

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The Lisa and James Wilson Medical Institute Toggle accordion

The Wilson Medical Institute is an experience that most students have to wait for four years – after graduation from undergraduate degree. But not at Albion College. Here you don’t have to wait to make an impact in medicine. The Wilson Medical Institute is designed to provide you with an accelerated journey and first-hand experience in the medical sciences. You will receive academic guidance and support with real-life clinical experience, as well as access to an extensive alumni network. Wilson Medical Institute provides you with the opportunities needed to succeed in future health care careers in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, physician assistant studies, nursing, and allied health professions – today.

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The Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE) Toggle accordion

At Albion College, we empower students to be agents of environmental and social change through the Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE). CSE cultivates imagination, knowledge, and leadership for those who seek to protect and preserve the environment in their lives, actions, and through impactful careers. CSE offers you a wide range of opportunities to engage in and lead environmental and sustainability projects that are locally based, focusing on campus and local communities, but recognizing that the environment knows no boundaries .

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The James L. Curtis Institute for Race and Belonging (JLC) Toggle accordion

You are here, you are understood and who you are counts. You have always asked the difficult questions. You get up. You stand out. You share your concerns. You want to learn more about racial injustice, why it’s still a problem, and how we can work together to overcome it. The James L. Curtis Institute for Race and Belonging explores and promotes possibilities for hope, restorative action, and constructive community engagement as guiding principles toward a racially just world. JLC is an interdisciplinary institute that empowers all students, faculty, and staff to support and serve.

Where can JLC take me?

JLC can take you to the best place to be: A better understanding of you! Curtis is everything for you. Your place in society. Your desire to make the world a place of belonging where everyone feels they have a voice and that voice can be heard. JLC provides a springboard to launch your commitment to improving race relations in our country and beyond. Where can JLC take you? towards creating a better, more diverse and more equitable society.

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Full scholarships

Full-tuition scholarships are available with a guaranteed internship or experiential learning opportunity.

And now Albion College will even help you fund your dreams. Beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year, we will offer one student entering each of the five Centers and Institutes a four-year academic scholarship. The recipient will receive full tuition for four years and a guaranteed internship or experiential learning opportunity in their area of ​​academic interest.

You must meet the following conditions to be considered:

  • Apply as a new incoming freshman
  • 3.6 high school GPA or higher
  • Admitted to Albion College
  • Attend a day trip
  • Filed your FAFSA
  • Interview with a director

Apply now

Visit Albion College

Come visit Albion College and our amazing institutes and centers. We will be happy to design a personalized tour for you and your family around your academic and extracurricular interests. Let us know when you’re available and we’ll take care of the rest – including time with a faculty member, a visit to one of our institutes (or more), a campus walking tour led by the one of our current students and anything else you would like to see or do.

Plan your visit today

Visit the events

If you are busy during the week and still want to see everything we have to offer, including a personalized visit to an institute, we are happy to do so. First, take a look at our tour events calendar, then let us know how we can help. Just email admission@albion.edu for more information.

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