Alma College

Alma, MI

Alma College

Alma, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$42,622

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,823
Declined 909
Total Received 2,732
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Private

1,518

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,518
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

Social Networks

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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,823
Declined 909
Total Received 2,732

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$30,692

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,352
Room $6,490
Board $5,300
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $850
Total $55,262
Average Financial Aid - $30,692
Total with Avg. Aid $24,570

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Anthropology, General.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Teacher Education.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Studies.
Finance, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

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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

1,518

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,518
students

Female
58%
884

Male
42%
634

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,436
students

Female
58%
835

Male
42%
601

5%

82
students

Female
60%
49

Male
40%
33

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Student Break-down

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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

11%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

68

semester hours

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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

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