- 4 Year
- ALMA, MI
Alma College Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 502 reviews
The campus was really nice as well as the sports fields. The faculty actually cares about the student or incoming freshman if it’s an admissions rep. But the coaches are caring and everyone puts academics before sports.
Classes online at Alma are alright. All the professors try their best to make online classes work, but I just learn better in a typically classroom setting.
I really like the atmosphere on campus at Alma. Everyone is very friendly and ready to help at any time. The small class sizes help a lot as well since it is easier to get personal instruction in any classes I struggle in.
Gave me a great chance to study abroad and discover what I really wanted to do. Personalized education but reliant on a traditional style of education.
Recorded lessons have saved my soul. I have an auditory processing disorder and being able to go back in the lesson is great. Plus, no one can tell when I decide to sit in a precarious and bizarre fashion on my chair.
Alma College is a very nice liberal arts college. When choosing a college, this school offered me the greatest scholarship offer, which is my main reason for attending. Besides this, the staff and professors are incredibly nice and helpful, and genuinely want their students to succeed. Campus life is pretty good as there are a variety of campus clubs and activities to participate in.
Online learning certainly has its challenges. Personally, I learn better in a classroom setting, so having hybrid classes was a big change. Having professors readily available to you in the classroom is much better than having to schedule Zoom meetings or attend office hours.
Alma College has been amazing to me. They offer many different opportunities for every student and provide you so much help with deciding your path.
All of the teachers have been great and have been giving their best effort with making this the best experience it can be. Since Alma College is small we are able to hold some in-person classes which are super beneficial.
Alma is a small close knit campus and community. With less than 2,000 students on campus, your professors know you by name and you get to know many of your fellow students rather than just being surrounded by strangers.
My professors did a great job at offering whatever you need to succeed online. They offered synchronous and asynchronous sessions as well as open office hours for extra help.
I think this is the best place to go if you are looking for a small college that still gives you the full college experience. All the dorms and apartments on campus have recently been renovated and I enjoyed living in them. This school is full of athletes and all the teams support each other. However there’s a spot for everybody, dance, band, art, theater, etc.
I never had online classes besides during Winter 2020 where all classes had to be online due to COVID-19. They weren't the best, but they had to do this in an emergency so its not really fair to judge them harshly on this.
For me, the feeling of Alma is like one big family. I am not a number and Professors remember your name. I love the size of the student body as well as the class sizes (around 15-25). It’s easy to have one on one with a professor when I need help. The campus is small. I can get to one side of campus to the other in 5 minutes. A perk so I don’t have to leave for class as early on other people do in bigger schools. Also don’t let the price scare you. No one really pays that price. There are scholarships that help take care of a big chunk of the cost.
My only online experience is because of the Covid -19 crisis. During the first couple of weeks of online were a bit crazy mainly the professors only had 4 days to figure out how they are going to run class. I took a spring term as well as a summer course which had to be online. Some courses had to change what was going to happen since no traveling to other countries and no big groups were banned for the time being. But the classes were cheaper than they normal would have been. Since I am not living in a dorm and not eating the schools food, the only thing I had to pay for was the class credits. This was helpful my family financially during this pandemic.
Alma College is an open and active campus. Their opportunities and help throughout my time here was amazing and they are very dedicated to their students.
I had to take one class online and finish out my semester online. The classes were varied in difficulty and enjoyness depending on the professor.