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
    B-
  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 Assoc
Address
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801
Website
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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
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1183
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,537/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,981/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,681/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,746/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,959/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,756/ year
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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.26 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,385Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Driven
    78%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Hermits, only stay in their rooms or classes
    11%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.35 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Academic oriented & small with big opportunities
    86%
  • Scholarly
    14%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
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
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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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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.
I love it! I'm having a lot of fun, and the community is great. You get to know the people in your hall, and in your classes even if you're a bit reclusive. There's a lot of activism, on both sides of a few issues, and it's all constructive. I love it here.