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Adrian College Overview

Adrian College is a private, non-profit institution located in Adrian, Michigan. The surrounding location of Adrian is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town. Adrian is a liberal arts college.

What Is Adrian Known For?

  • A student who earns a bachelor’s degree from Adrian makes roughly $39,000 a year.
  • Approximately 51% of the faculty at Adrian are full-time.
  • The highest degree offered at Adrian is the master’s degree.
  • The average Adrian student graduates in 4.1 years. That’s better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Adrian College Ranking

Adrian is ranked #1034 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual’s 2020 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #27 out of 43 schools in Michigan.

Notable Rankings for Adrian College
Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 791
Best Colleges for International Students 869
Best Colleges for the Money 975
Best Colleges in the United States 1034
Best Colleges for Veterans 1390

Where Is Adrian College?

Contact Details for Adrian College
Contact Details
Address: 110 S Madison St, Adrian, MI
Phone: 517-265-5161
Location of Adrian College

How Do I Get Into Adrian College?

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Admissions Requirements for Adrian College
Submission Required?
GPA required
Rank recommended
School Record required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Adrian College?

Adrian screens its applicants, and it has an overall acceptance rate of 60%.

Approximately 59% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to Adrian submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores range between 480 and 580. Math scores are between 470 and 568.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Adrian College  ( 480 to 580 )
SAT Math Scores for Adrian College  ( 470 to 568 )

Adrian received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores range between 18 and 25. Math scores are between 16 and 25. Composite scores are between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Adrian College  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Adrian College  ( 16 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Adrian College  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Adrian College?

The overall average net price for Adrian is $27,209. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups in 2016-2017.

Net Price by Income Group for Adrian College
$0-30k $30k-48k $48k-75k $75k-110k $110k +
$23,159 $24,783 $26,197 $29,067 $29,980

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Adrian, approximately 95% of students took out student loans averaging $8,053 a year. That adds up to $32,212 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Adrian is 7.7%. This is lower than the national default rate of 10.8%.

Adrian College Student Population

There are 1,671 undergraduate students at Adrian, with 1,606 being full-time and 65 being part-time.

Number of Undergraduate Students at Adrian College

There are also 38 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,606 full-time undergraduates at Adrian, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Gender Diversity at Adrian College

Racial Diversity

The racial breakdown of the full-time undergraduates at Adrian breaks down as follows:

  • African American or Black: 7%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.2%
  • White: 70.9%
  • Non-Resident Aliens: 0.1%
  • Other Racial Groups: 16.5%

Adrian College Student Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren’t the only ones who study at Adrian. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at Adrian. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Czech Republic, and Japan.

Adrian College Majors

Adrian offers at least 20 programs. The table below shows the number of degrees awarded in 2017-2018 for each one.

Programs at Adrian College
Program Name Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees
Business, Management & Marketing 4 86
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 0 52
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1 32
Visual & Performing Arts 2 26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 0 25
Education 0 22
Communication & Journalism 0 16
Health Professions 0 13
Psychology 0 12
Public Administration & Social Service 0 10
Natural Resources & Conservation 0 10
Social Sciences 0 8
Physical Sciences 0 7
English Language & Literature 0 6
Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 6
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 0 5
History 1 4
Mathematics & Statistics 0 5
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 0 2
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0


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National Center for Education Statistics

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