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About Adrian College

Adrian College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Adrian, MI, less than an hour from Detroit, Toledo.

Founded in 1859, the institution currently enrolls around 1,656 students a year, including 1,647 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Adrian College's endowment was valued at $27,351,747 in 2021. The school spends $7,520 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Adrian College

Acceptance rate: 56%

Average GPA: 3.23

Mean ACT score: 23

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Adrian College is August 1

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What is Adrian College's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Adrian College. Around 56 percent of all applicants to Adrian College are accepted each year. In 2021, Adrian College admitted 2,631 of the 4,675 people who applied.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.23 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Is Adrian College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 70 percent of students who start at Adrian College return for their second year of college. Out of the 483 students who started at Adrian College as first-time freshman, 204 graduate within four years.

Adrian College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 54 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,741 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Adrian College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Adrian College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

110 South Madison Street Adrian, MI 49221-2575

Campus Setting: Small Town

Adrian College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Adrian College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Adrian College is Aug 1.

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Adrian College ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Adrian College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Adrian College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Adrian College SAT Scores


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Adrian College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Adrian College is like? There are approximately 1,656 students enrolled at Adrian College, including 1,647 undergraduate students and 9 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MI and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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