Alma College

439 reviews
  1. Alma, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Alma College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
923-1123
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,815/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,633/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,010/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,283/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,355Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Driven
    88%
  • Hermits, only stay in their rooms or classes
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.33 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Academic oriented & small with big opportunities
    84%
  • Scholarly
    16%

After Alma College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

439 reviews
  • Excellent
    56
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    155
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    11
Everyone on campus is incredibly friendly, and most importantly the teachers are approachable. I enjoy my time in all of my classes, even my general education classes. The school is small and so are the majority of classes on campus, so you can personally get to know your professors. Everything here runs pretty smoothly, it's a great to see that teachers from different departments know each other, which makes things much easier when trying to figure out your schedule, among other stuff. I would tell anyone who is thinking about colleges and wondering where they should consider to continue there education to consider Alma College. Alma College surely is a place that is warm, and welcoming and a great place of study.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 10 2015
Alma's administration is not very good, but the people are amazing! The friends and professors students meet here will shape the college experience in a positive way.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
If I could go back and do it all again, I would not choose to come back to Alma college. Don't get me wrong, I've had great experiences here. There are many organizations on campus, the people are great, and I've found life long friends. There are many problems with Alma. The food is not good quality. People tend to find disgusting things in their food. It's incredibly expensive to the point where I can't afford it (hence why I'm applying for this scholarship). The school's polices are also incredibly ridiculous.
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago