Alma College

614 W Superior St, Alma, United States
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    0
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    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    21
  • Previously Enrolled
    51

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


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,426
    • Men:615 Men (43.1%)
    • Women:811 Women (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
ACT Writing Test Policy
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%
• 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 (73.95%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,642 (20.3%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (1.53%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,218 (4.23%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
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 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

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
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

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    9,281

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Lansing

    Campus Size


    128 acres

    Weather


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

    Available Transportation


    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

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    Study resources

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