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Adrian College

110 S Madison St, Adrian, MI

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Adrian College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Adrian, Michigan, which is a predominately rural area. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 1,700 students enroll at Adrian College yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Most students accepted to this school score in-between 19 to 24 on the ACT exam. Approximately 60% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 22% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at adrian.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $30,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs about $4,400 each year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Adrian College "Bulldogs" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the school's http://www.adrian.edu to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Adrian College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Adrian College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances of getting accepted into Adrian College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,101 (64%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled460 (22%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Adrian College is around 1,700 students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $29,000-$34,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $840 to $1,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$18,869
Receiving Student Loans81%$6,263

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Adrian College may provide student services like:

  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

Adrian College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years34%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Communications and Journalism


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Interior Design (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Arts Management (B)
  • Arts, Entertainment,And Media Management, General
  • Musical Theatre

English Language and Literature

Public Administration and Social Services

Mathematics and Statistics


  • Social Studies Teacher Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Science Teacher Education (B)
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education (B)
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education

Health and Clinical Professions


Social Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Physical Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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