#14 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Adrian College

Adrian, Michigan

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Adrian College overview
Location Adrian, Michigan
Online adrian.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Adrian College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Adrian College is a private liberal arts college located in the city of Adrian, Michigan, approximately 40 miles southwest of Ann Arbor. Established in 1859, the college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and emphasizes a blend of traditional and hands-on learning opportunities. The campus boasts a picturesque setting with a range of classic and modern architecture, and provides on-campus housing to foster an engaging academic environment. Adrian College is known for offering a wide variety of undergraduate programs with notable strengths in the fields of sports management, social work, and the sciences. Admission at Adrian College is considered moderately selective, seeking students who show promise through their academic achievements and extracurricular involvement.

In the most recent statistical year 3,329 prospective students applied, and 2,299 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 507 enrolled in the school.  1,733 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 88 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,321 plus fees of $1,275. Adrian College is ranked 846 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Adrian College is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Adrian College overview
SAT 940/1160
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.2

Applications Accepted

Adrian College overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Adrian College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,275
Room and Board $12,980
Budget for Other Expenses$1,822
Total One Year Cost$55,498

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Adrian College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Education 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Last updated February 24, 2024