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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Alma is a private, Christian college located in Alma, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,397 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alma acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduating 64% of students, Alma alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Alma College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Alma Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,830/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,410/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,397Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
36
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Driven
    79%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Hermits, only stay in their rooms or classes
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.36 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Academic oriented & small with big opportunities
    82%
  • Scholarly
    14%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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This college creates a fake image of being affordable--after your freshman year it becomes insanely expensive. Meal plan is absolute trash and there is really no way out of it. In addition, you are really only able to get decent housing/an apartment if you have really high grades/number of credits. Realistically, the only thing of value at the school is the professors; they are far better than professors at other schools. If you have good relations with the professors you'll have a solid experience at this school. Some of the faculty (non-professors) in various offices are often rude and don't answer questions. It often seems like student's don't have much of a voice in student life/affairs. The school is great academically, but not really in anything else.
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My experience at Alma College was very special and very rewarding. It gave me a quick start in learning with a faculty and staff that was caring and amazing. They were personally there to help me find my correct path and left me more than prepared for my first job which was my goal. The small class sizes allow for personal connections between student to student
and student to professor. It is a beautiful campus and Alma offers many opportunities for internships, jobs and research as well as classes for all types of majors. Alma prepares you for graduate school and beyond. There are many small or large interest groups that you can be involved in, enjoy, have fun and make lasting friendships. Incredible professors, wonderful experiences and caring relationships which lead to an excellent college environment at Alma College.
I love Alma College because it provides amazing travel opportunities and has absolutely amazing professors. Through the college I have been able to travel to several different states and over 10 countries within the last two years. All but one of my professors has been outstanding and very willing to help their students in any way that they can. The professors are committed to the well-being and success of their students inside and outside of the classroom. One of the downsides, however, is that the Merit Scholarships do not increase as the cost of tuition increases, making it much more difficult to afford to attend the college.