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Alma College

Alma, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Alma College

Alma College offers a world of opportunity at your fingertips. Rigorous academics paired with ample experiential learning opportunities, extra-curricular activities, and a supportive campus community mean you’re well prepared for the world when you graduate.

Alma College Overview

Alma College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Alma, Michigan. Alma College was founded in 1886 and the school enrolls around 1,353 students a year, including 1,340 undergrad students. Alma College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,369 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Alma College

Are you interested in music or performing? At Alma College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Alma College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Alma College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Alma College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Alma College on the Student Life page.

2022 Alma College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $45,346
Percent of Need Met 74%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $35,896

Is Alma College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Alma College offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Alma College

It is moderately difficult to get into Alma College. Around 69% of applicants get into Alma College each year. Out of 2,908 applications received in 2022, 2,000 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alma College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 79% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Alma Collegecome back their sophomore year. Around 63% of students who started at Alma College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Alma College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Alma College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 63% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Alma College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Alma College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Alma College's endowment was $150.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Alma College spends about $31,223 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Alma College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Alma College meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,896 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $41,723 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Alma College.

Based on this information, how does Alma College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Alma College a good school for you?

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Where is Alma College?

Alma College is located in the small town setting of Alma, Michigan, less than an hour from Lansing.

If you are interested in seeing Alma College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 127 to Alma, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Capital City.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Alma College and Alma are like without leaving home.

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College Info

614 West Superior Street Alma, MI 48801-1599

Campus Setting: Small Town

Alma College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alma College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alma College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Alma College ACT Scores

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Alma College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$59,090

In State

$59,090

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$45,346
$45,346
Fees
$270
$270
Housing
$12,624
$12,624
Books
$850
$850

Student Life

Wondering what life at Alma College is like? There are approximately 1,353 students enrolled at Alma College, including 1,340 undergraduate students and 13 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from MI and 9% percent of students are from other states.

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,353

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,616

Out-of-State

$45,616

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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