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Alma College Admission Requirements

Alma, Michigan

Chances of getting into Alma College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.1%
Admission Difficulty for Alma College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Alma College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,055 out of 4,765 applicants were admitted making Alma College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Alma College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Alma College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Alma College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Alma College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Alma College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Alma College?

Alma College typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alma College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >75%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 64%-75%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 51%-64%
950 to 1040 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 950 Low <38%
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Alma College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Alma College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Alma College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Alma College?

Admission data indicates that Alma College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alma College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alma College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >75%
23 to 26 Avg + 64%-75%
20 to 23 Avg - 51%-64%
17 to 20 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 17 Low <38%
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Alma College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Alma College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Alma College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alma College accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Alma College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

53% of Alma College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alma College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Alma College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,874 1,891 4,765
Accepted 1,921 1,134 3,055
Acceptance Rate 67% 60% 64%
Enrolled 250 154 404
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 14% 13%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alma College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Alma College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Alma College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
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Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, Michigan

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Trine University

Angola, Indiana

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Goshen College

Goshen, Indiana

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Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin

S
Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Wisconsin

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168591 IPEDS survey data for Alma College.

FAQs

Does Alma College prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to Alma College. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alma College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Alma College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Alma College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Alma College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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