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Academics

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4 College Senior

Academics: It has great academic facilities for the science students, but I wish I could see more improvement in the psychology lab.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: This is the main reason that I chose Alma. The professors here are extremely committed to your success and they will work overtime to make sure that you get there. The curriculum and class load is definitely tough, but the staff pushes you to your limit without overdoing your schedule. Registration is a walk in the park and professors/advisors make it so simple for you to get the classes that you want with the professor that you want them with.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am just getting into the class load for my Business Major. There are many areas for me to express more interest in my major, and the Business Department is committed to making sure that I have all the resources that I need to be successful.

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5 College Junior

Academics: This is an academic school, definately. Most professors are very involved and concerned with your success, which is great. Classes are usually rather flexible, unless there aren't a lot of professors available to teach. Registration is a race to get all the good times, but that seems to be normal. I like that we all have advisors and it's mandatory to visit them before registration to make sure that you know what you're going to sign up for. You can visit your advisor more often, but I don't. The workload changes from class to class, but many of them are soul crushing. It's just kind of how the school works, and I like it. I study in my own dorm room, but there's also the library, dorm areas, and if it's warm enough outside, then outside works too. Hands on experience is also something that's really important in almost every major.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The Psychology department is filled with really smart people, but there's only about five professors, which sucks big time. Classes are really hard to get into and because the professors are really smart, the classes tend to be really tough. Independent studies offer the most opportunities: one professor will make sure you know how to do research really well, a couple of them are really old so they're really connected and all three of them will help you find internships and grad schools. I've heard yet another is really tough on hands-on experience, which makes sure that you do very well, and our youngest professor is filled with new, fun ideas for teaching.

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
88
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
65
Total FT Faculty
88
Average Faculty Salary
$65,779
Full-Time Retention Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
67%
Programs/Majors Offered
46
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science: 6%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 24 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 12 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 12 responses

  • 42% This was my dream school.
  • 50% This was one of my top choices.
  • 8% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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