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
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Alma College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Scores Range
923-1123
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Alma College

Cost

Net Price
$21,815/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,633/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,010/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,283/ year

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
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,355Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Driven
    88%
  • Hermits, only stay in their rooms or classes
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.33 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Academic oriented & small with big opportunities
    84%
  • Scholarly
    16%

After Alma College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Alma College Reviews

445 reviews
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Go Scots! I absolutely adore this college. The majority of the faculty all wonderful and extremely helpful. They truly want to see you achieve something in life and push students into functioning and helpful members of society. The only complaint I have with Alma is that they do not offer enough majors. Other than that, I have truly enjoyed this college and all of the wonderful people I have met within it.
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Alma College has given me everything that I would have ever wanted in a school. The biggest thing is the amount of opportunities it has provided me. Right away, I had the chance to compete for a collegiate sports team, get involved in a variety of student organizations and take high leadership roles in many of them, travel across the world (China) with the spring term courses that are offered, as well as other on campus connection opportunities through speakers (Dr. Ben Carson came to campus my junior year), alumni engagement, real-world networking, and the chance to participate in forums that enhanced my learning. I cannot speak highly enough to my experience of being an Alma College student.
Alma is a liberal arts private college that truly cares for its students. The campus welcomes diversity and makes the comfort of students one of it's top priorities. Dorm dimensions are bigger than a lot of other Michigan colleges. The town of Alma is a bit small but perfect for those looking for a home-town feel. The professors are well qualified (however, a bit underpaid) and every professor I have had has dropped what they were doing to help me if I ever needed it. The environment is strikingly utopian-like (for a college campus), and I will always strongly enthuse about this college.