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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Alma is an above-average private, Christian college located in Alma, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,386 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alma acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Alma alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801
Website

Alma College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,086/ 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
$28,481/ 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
1,386Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • 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
68%
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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Alma is a great place to come to school! Although it is small in size, there is a truly unique communal energy on campus, while still getting the college experience. The administration and faculty really care about your education, and because of the small class sizes, your professors honestly notice and appreciate your hard work. There are SO many on-campus clubs and organizations to choose from, it is easy to make Alma feel like home!
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The campus is a very warm and welcoming place. The community is small, but that is what makes it so great. Professors work hard to make sure that students get any extra care they might need, and love watching their students succeed. While it is a small campus, there is plenty to do, and always something going on. I’m so glad that I ended up in such a great place!
Alma College is great! There is a small, connected campus, and class sizes are very small and the professors are awesome.