About Alma College

Founded in 1886, Alma College. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,451 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Alma College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 99 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Alma College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate67%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range880-1183
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alma College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
5%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
37%
“We bought the gear”
53%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
42%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
5%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
37%
“We bought the gear”
53%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
42%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    51 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    39 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    52 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    53 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    53 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    53 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    53 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    53 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

Alma College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Alma College?

22 Students rated Alma College

Isabelle - 05/14/2021

I took one year at Alma College, my Freshman year. I did not like it. The Admin had no idea how to handle covid lockdowns, which was common for colleges. However, Alma also had a way of trying to sweep things under the rug. Things like: students being threatened and harassed by other students, a certain frat being known for drugging girls, etc., etc. Also if you wonder what their Covid-19 mask policy is: You have to wear a mask any time you leave your dorm room. Even if you are walking alone to starbucks. If not you will get reprimanded by a staff member.

Sydney - 05/14/2020

I personally love Alma College. The staff is very helpful about everything, and since the class sizes are small, they know your names. They will sit in their class from time to time just waiting for students to pop in to ask questions. The coaching staff is also amazing. My coach showed up at my fathers funeral.

Callie - 08/07/2019

I love Alma College! The classes are intellectually stimulating, and the atmosphere is amazing. I love the small campus vibe. I don't feel like a number on campus, but a real person. My professors know my name, my strengths and weaknesses, and they genuinely seem to be interested in seeing me succeed and advance myself in life. I feel safe and comfortable, and I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else. There are a variety of activities, clubs, and organizations that you can involve yourself with on campus. There are people who will encourage you to try things you might not have ever thought of doing before. I love how encouraging and accepting my school's environment is towards all walks of life.

Emma - 07/28/2019

I love Alma College! The atmosphere is great. You really are more than just a number to all of your professors. There are a lot of different opportunities for the students to get involved. From sports teams, to the arts, to sororities and fraternities, to political opportunities with Model UN there is something for everyone at Alma College.

Alma College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Alma College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Alma College is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Go visit the campus, maybe even attend a class or two. It's really important to get a feel for the campus environment, the professors, and how the system operates as a whole. Talk to a few different students and ask their opinions of that school; see how many students around the campus are wearing the school paraphernalia. Talk with financial aid and see how much they're willing to work with you and your specific situation. Talk to as many people as possible and get lots of opinions.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known about more scholarships and grants. I have a lot of loans to pay back.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has a gorgeous campus that's just small enough to recognize people all the way to class and back every day, including your professors who will know you by name even as a freshman; it makes you feel comfortable with your peers and your professors throughout your college experience.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I can't pick one thing to be the best. The relationships I've made with the people here are phenomenal. I learn almost as much from them as I do from my classes. I guess though, if I have to choose, the theatre program is the best thing about this school. Theatre is my major. I spend all my time there, most of my friends are of the same major, and the professors that I am learning from are PHENOMENAL. I get a lot of the practical experience I need to really make it out in the real world.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The difficult of the class work and how each professor thinks they are the most important class on campus.

    Read all  8 answers
  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who doesnt want to learn and comes here just to play sports or be apart of any other extra curricular activities because if you dont do well in your school work you wont be eligible to participate in those activities

    Read all  8 answers
  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Make sure you have some idea of what you would like to do when you "grow up." The school really supports students who are Undecided and encourages them to explore classes, but they forget to mention that paying for a fifth year is VERY difficult and there is much less financial aid after four years.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Students are ambitious yet compassionate...for the most part.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I have found that the teachers are very involved in the campus as well as interacting with the students. I also enjoy how small some of the classes are with very close connection to the proffessors. I really enjoy how small campus is the longest walk which i never do is a five min walk.

    Read all  6 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are barely any problems I have found with Alma. The only issue I seem to have is the food. I consider myself a very healthy person and I do not believe Alma has enough healthy options every day. I have heard this from many of my other friends in college too. This could be an Alma College problem, but I believe it is probably one of the problems with colleges in genteral.

    Read all  6 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person who wants to attend Alma College and meets academic requirements should most definitely apply and attend this amazing school because it is one of the best experiences you could ever have due to your fellow classmates, multiple on-campus events, faculty, and especially the professors who care about your education and seeing you succeed.

    Read all  4 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That we are all so close with the professors and the students; we're all friendly, we get along, and most people know who others are.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

1,451

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

79

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

87%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Alma College receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 95% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$37,310

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$10,238

Room and Board

48,348

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,981
$30 - $48K
$17,681
$48 - $75K
$19,746
$75 - $110K
$21,959
$110K & UP
$25,756

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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