Private 4 Year

Alma College

Alma, Michigan

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Alma College overview
Location Alma, Michigan
Online alma.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Alma College, situated in the small town of Alma, Michigan, approximately 45 miles north of Lansing, is a private liberal arts college founded in 1886. The institution features a picturesque campus known for its Scottish heritage-inspired architecture, which includes the iconic Alma College Chapel. This residential college requires students to live on campus for six semesters in a variety of housing options, fostering a close-knit living and learning environment. Alma College offers a broad spectrum of academic programs with an emphasis on personalized education, notable for its extensive offerings in the arts and sciences. Selectivity for admission is considered moderately competitive, with a careful review of applicants' scholastic and extracurricular achievements. While not primarily recognized for its athletics, the college fields a number of teams, known as the Scots, in various sports within the NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 3,372 prospective students applied, and 2,180 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 333 enrolled in the school.  1,238 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 22 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $45,346 plus fees of $270.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Alma College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$850
Other Fees$270
Room and Board $12,624
Budget for Other Expenses$2,460
Total One Year Cost$61,550

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alma College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Biology 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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