Alma College

614 W Superior, Alma, MI 48801-1599
Tel: (989)463-7111
Private not-for-profit | 1,464 students
Alma College is one of the best colleges fostering social responsibility and public service, according to The Princeton Review and Campus Compact. It is one of 81 institutions in 33 states –and the only private college in Michigan – that The Princeton Review commends and features in its book, Colleges With a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.

School Overview:

Alma College
CountyGratiot County, MI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
110 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,464 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,414 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
50 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition NotesAnnual full-time res
Percent Admitted72%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)460-630450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)470-590440-570
ACT English (25-75%)21-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)21-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Alma College is a nationally recognized private liberate arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements. Devoted exclusively to the teaching and education of undergraduate students, the College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • With an enrollment of more than 1,350 students (43 percent men and 57 percent women), the College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 81, of which 88 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1, and no classes are taught by graduate students.
  • Alma College was founded in 1886 by Michigan Presbyterians. While still maintaining a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College offers an environment that welcomes students of all religious backgrounds.
  • The College’s attractive campus is located in the city of Alma (population approximately 10,000), located one hour north of Lansing in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
  • Alma offers four degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts. All require a liberal arts foundation. Alma utilizes a 4-4-1 academic calendar with 14-week terms in the fall and winter and a four-week term in May. The intensive Spring Term provides an opportunity for innovative course patterns, travel classes, research and internships during an ideal season.
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