Alma College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center at Alma College
Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center at Alma College.

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Students applying to Alma do not need to worry about submitting letters of recommendation or an application fee. The school's acceptance rate was 68% in 2016; with good grades and decent test scores, students have a good chance of getting in. Of course, any extracurricular activities, job experiences, and honors courses are also helpful. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the school and meet with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

Alma College Description:

Alma College is a private, Presbyterian liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, about an hour north of Lansing. Alma prides itself on the personal attention its students receive. With no graduate students (and thus no graduate instructors), a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and an average class size of 19, students at Alma have a lot of interaction with their professors. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Alma College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The college also embraces its Scottish heritage, evidenced by its kilt-wearing marching band and annual Scottish games.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,451 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42 percent male / 58 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,310
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,238
  • Other Expenses: $2,265
  • Total Cost: $50,613

Alma College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 95 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,926
    • Loans: $8,555

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Health Professions, Music, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Tennis, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Alma College Mission Statement:

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"Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations."

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