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 is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Alma, MI, less than an hour from Lansing.
Founded in 1886, Alma College enrolls 1,435 undergrads and no graduate students. The institution runs on a other academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $120,218,289. For each full-time student, Alma College spends about $11,691.
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average GPA: 3.53
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Admission to Alma College is moderately difficult. Around 61 percent of all applicants are admitted to Alma College each year. In 2021, Alma College admitted 1,848 of the 3,041 people who applied.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.53 on a 4.0 scale.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Alma College, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 356 students who started at Alma College as first-time freshman, 211 graduate within four years.
Alma College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 71 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 63 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $43,187 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Alma College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Alma College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Alma College is like? There are approximately 1,426 students enrolled at Alma College. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from MI and 9% percent of students are from other states.
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