Alma College

Alma, MI

Alma College

Alma, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$41,398

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
54%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,026
Declined 1,702
Total Received 4,728
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Private

1,426

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,426
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational

125-acre, suburban campus in Alma (population: 8,995), 50 miles from Lansing. Served by bus; air and train serve Lansing; smaller airport serves Saginaw (45 miles).

  • Metropolitan area: Lansing
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Capital City

Alma College
614 West Superior Street
Alma
48801-1599

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Alma Ambassadors
  • Alma College Union Board
  • Alma College Otaku Gamers (ACOG)
  • Student Congress
  • Alpha Phi Omega

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Throwdown in A Town
  • Orientation Hypnotist

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
54%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.53

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,026
Declined 1,702
Total Received 4,728

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

1,426

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,426
students

Female
57%
811

Male
43%
615

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,376
students

Female
58%
785

Male
42%
591

4%

50
students

Female
52%
26

Male
48%
24

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

43

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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