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Alma College Admission Requirements

Alma, Michigan

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Chances of getting into Alma College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.4%
Admission Difficulty for Alma College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Alma College and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,894 out of 3,036 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 52 percent. Alma College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Alma College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alma College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Alma College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Alma College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alma College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >74%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 62%-74%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 49%-62%
930 to 1030 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 930 Low <36%
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Alma College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Alma College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Alma College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alma College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alma College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >76%
22 to 25 Avg + 62%-76%
20 to 22 Avg - 52%-62%
18 to 20 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 18 Low <41%
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Alma College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Alma College?

Applicants require 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 62% 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

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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

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Admission Statistics

Alma College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,734 1,302 3,036
Accepted 1,130 764 1,894
Acceptance Rate 65% 59% 62%
Enrolled 217 170 387
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
165

Applicants have 165 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Alma College is $0.

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 Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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?

62% 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 1030 and 1230. 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 25. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.