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Alma College

Alma, MI, USA
3.93 Average Rating

Alma College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is a residential college based in Alma, Michigan, in the state’s Lower Peninsula. Alma also operates an ecological research area in Vestaburg, which houses a willow marsh, glacial kettle lake, research facilities, and a bird observatory. Alma offers the “Alma Commitment” which offers students interested in studying abroad, taking on a research fellowship, or working an internship, a stipend to fiscally support the student.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
41%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,426
Total Number of Undergrads
1,426
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
65%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,836
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,258
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,258
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,998
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,481
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,493
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,336

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
96%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,328
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
91%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Scots
School Colors
Maroon/Cream
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Saginaw
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
63%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Small school with big opportunities, there is many academic and extracurricular activities on campus such as Greek life, Model UN, and over 50 different organizations to chose from. The faculty and staff are more than happy to answer questions and help whenever. Friendly, simple, and joyful are the best words to describe it.
Logan from Laingsburg, MI
Alma College has amazing professors. It also has so many opportunities to travel and further your education which most schools I looked at while applying did not. At Alma College you are not just a number. The faculty knows you and cares about you. The only bad thing is the food is not the greatest.
Madison from St. Johns, MI
Alma is a very pretty little campus. Everything is fairly close and within walking distance. I love the classroom size, they are about twenty to thirty students per class and the professors know everyone by name.
Opal from Howard City, MI
It's a small, close-knit school, which is good because everyone (including professors) knows you, but bad because everyone knows you. Classes are not going to be easy, which is a good thing because it makes you more prepared in the long run. I am very happy with my decision to become a Scot!
Anonymous from Eaton Rapids, MI

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