Alma College

614 W Superior St, Alma, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    15

Overview of Alma College

About this school

Alma, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus is within walking distance of downtown Alma, 40 miles from Saginaw.
  • Website


    www.alma.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,426
    • Men:615 (43.1%)
    • Women:811 (56.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Alma College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
614 West Superior Street
City, State, Zip
Alma, MI  48801-1599
Phone
(989) 463-7139
Fax
(989) 463-7057
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 4,728 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 2,801 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,927 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
416 (14%) of 3,026 admitted students enrolled
Women
236 (13%) of 1,862 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 (15%) of 1,164 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
556 average |510-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
574 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $38,768 (73.94522011139085%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,642 (20.298313878080414%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (1.525902189669642%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,218 (4.230563820859083%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Alma College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 18
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002236
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
398 (97.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
363 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
363 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$31,054
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 363 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,684
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 288 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,388
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 61 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
45 (11.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,040

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,264 (91.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,162 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,160 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$28,542
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,160 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,547
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 931 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,308
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 127 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
212 (15.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,776

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,264
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,824

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


99

Part-Time Faculty


59

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
396,270

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
410
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Alma College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


56.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


9,281

Nearest Metropolitan Area


128 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Lansing

Weather


Temperature
13.3 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Saginaw
Nearest Bus Station
Alma
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Lansing

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


95% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


5%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scots
School Colors
Maroon and cream

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Alma College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alma ambassadors, alma college union board, alma college otaku gamers (acog), student congress, alpha phi omega

Sororities


18% of women participate

Fraternities


22% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,376

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,426
Women
811
Men
615

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 3.4% Black/African-American
  • 5.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.4% White
  • 7.6% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 10 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources

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