Alma College

Alma, MI

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.

Alma College

Alma, MI

Tuition & Fees

$42,622

$42,622

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
15%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
11%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
40%
18-23
47%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,848
Declined + 1,193
Total Received 3,041
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Private (nonprofit)

1,442

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Integrative Physiology/health Science
  3. Education
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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 1,442
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)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Alma, MI

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).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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 24% of male students
 
5 sororities 19% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
15%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
11%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
40%
18-23
47%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,848
Declined + 1,193
Total Received 3,041

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Charles Cotton
Senior Director of Admissions
P: 800 321-2562
F: 989 463-7057
admissions@alma.edu

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,408.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,352
Room & board $11,790
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $850
Total $55,262
Average Financial Aid - $30,408
Total with Avg. Aid $24,854
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 321-2562
F: 989 463-7993

Financial Aid Officer

Michelle McNier
Director of Financial Aid
mcnierml@alma.edu

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, pickleball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Sarah Dehring (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Scots
School colors
maroon and cream

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Design
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
Neuroscience
New Media Studies
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre/Dance
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Integrative Physiology/health Science
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,442

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,442
students

Female
58%
838

Male
42%
604

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,390
students

Female
59%
810

Male
41%
580

4%

52
students

Female
54%
28

Male
46%
24

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

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

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ameer Alsabaa
Associate Director of Admissions for International Recruitment
989 463-7292
alsabaaaa@alma.edu

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