Alma College

Alma, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
4,728
Students Applied
45%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
113
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
US States Represented
29
Countries Represented
10
41%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
600
Reading
25th
520
75th
630
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
43%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
25
Top 50%
84

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@alma.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-321-2562
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
The tips I have for you are to come prepared to challenge yourself. This college really focuses on academics and taking you places. There are always people to talk to and ask questions if you are unsure of what you intend to do or just have simple questions about classes. The advisers here are wonderful and are always available for all of your needs, I know this from personal experience! One time I sat in my professors office for three hours discussing my career path, and class choices. This is something that is really hard to find in a college - people who are willing to set their work aside and answer everyone of your questions no matter how small they seem. Also, be ready for a world of opportunity. Alma College offers many traveling spring terms and opportunity to research or even take a semester abroad. I might go to Scotland next summer and internship in parliament while doing research there for my senior thesis. Be prepared to have one on one contact with your professors and have study groups with your classmates often. They are there to help you and can be contacted easily. This is a small college, which is great for getting to know new friends, classmates, and professors one on one. This will help you immensely when you graduate and apply to grad schools or a career, their personal experience with you will make it easy to write you an amazing letter of reference. My biggest tip for you would be to be ready to work hard, but know you have a world of opportunities waiting for you at the end.
Kristin from Charlotte, MI
The price tag may seem high, but the quality of the education will be far better than a public university in regards to undergraduate programs. The faculty will challenge you and help you to become a better person on top of being a better student.
Logan from Laingsburg, MI
Alma requires a lot more work than most colleges. My friends that attend Michigan State and Central Michigan average about an hour of homework a night where as I average 3. Also do not be afraid to talk to teachers, one time I went in for help and a teacher raised my grade for that reason.
Madison from St. Johns, MI
When looking at colleges look at everything the school has to offer. Don't just look at the food and dorm room size, you want to make sure you like the campus life, and also that the college is for you and not your parents or a friend that you want to be with.
Opal from Howard City, MI
Be conscientious; sleep, eat right, study, go to (and pay attention during) class. Work hard. Also, if you're going to be in Marching Band, do not fear the kilt. Alma in general is not as scary as it may seem.
Anonymous from Eaton Rapids, MI
Be prepared to dedicate the majority of your time to studying, and remember that because Alma College is a smaller school, your professors are always pleased to see you and be of assistance in the study process.
Rachel from Stevensville, MI
No matter what your intended major is, come here with an open mind. You will need to be prepared to study quite a bit. The 4 hours outside of class for every hour in class rule definitely does apply here. Some weeks you might not have to study as much, but there will be weeks where you have to study more. You do have time for friends and having fun though. There is always something to do on campus, whether playing beach volleyball with Mitchell Hall or watching a movie while swimming in the pool. You are sure to have a great time at Alma.
Maygen from Webberville, MI

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