Tuition & Fees

$38,768

$38,768

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
15%
500-599
23%
400-499
35%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
11%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
39%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,186
Declined + 1,510
Total Received 4,696
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Private (nonprofit)

1,451

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1010
ACT 1958

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Fun Facts

  • In the more than 125 years since its founding, Alma College has stayed true to its roots by keeping its Scottish heritage alive with the team name "Scots" and a marching band clad in kilts.
  • Folk musician John Denver had one of his first college venue performances at Alma College. The last time he visited, his car broke down and he walked two miles through a blizzard to perform to a full gymnasium of students.

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School Facts

Alma College, founded in 1886, is a private, coeducational college offering a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences. Its 125-acre campus is located in Alma, MI.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,451
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Alma, MI

125-acre, suburban campus in Alma (population: 9,281), 50 miles from Lansing. Served by bus; airport and train serve Lansing; smaller airport serves Saginaw (45 miles).

Alma College
614 West Superior Street
Alma, MI 48801-1599

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 23% of male students
 
5 sororities 19% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
15%
500-599
23%
400-499
35%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
11%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
39%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,186
Declined + 1,510
Total Received 4,696

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Craig Aimar
Director of Admissions
P: 800 321-2562
F: 989 463-7057
admissions@alma.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,986,443
State $1,550,514
Institutional $24,577,836
Other external $553,852
Total $28,668,645

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $5,467,763
Other external $181,728
Total $5,649,491

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Scots
School colors
maroon and cream
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
German
Health Care Administration
History
Integrative Physiology/Health Science
International Business
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Science
Mathematics
Music
New Media Studies
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

100%

1,451
students

Female
58%
838

Male
42%
613

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,379
students

Female
57%
783

Male
43%
596

undergraduatePart-time

5%

72
students

Female
77%
55

Male
23%
17

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

68

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Ecuador
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jim Crawley
Director of Global Recruitment
989 463-7368
admissions@alma.edu

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