64%

Acceptance Rate

$29,410

Avg.Financial Aid

002236

FAFSA Code

About Alma College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,433

Website

alma.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, Presbyterian Church (USA) university, Alma College is situated in Alma, Michigan. Across all the courses offered at Alma College, the enrolment stands at 1,442. The school has a total of 120 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. At Alma College, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. Talking about gender distribution at AC, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Gary Peters, Jim Daniels, Frank Knox, and Jim Northrup. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, AC offers around 38 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

614 W Superior

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9894637111
Fax:
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular college helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a college is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a college is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Alma College does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

64%

SAT Range

1040 - 1220

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Alma College is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Alma College. It is a non-refundable amount. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1030-1230, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 20 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Alma College is 22. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 614 W Superior, Alma, Michigan 48801-1599. They can also call them at (989) 463-7111.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$22,830

Average Annual Cost

$39,998

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$260

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,998

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,214

Total One Year Cost

$54,270

Before applying to AC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $53,781. The average annual tuition cost ($41,398), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($11,384), and budget for other expenses ($2,238) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

44 Graduates

Biology, General

28 Graduates

Psychology, General

26 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

25 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

23 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

21 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

20 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

17 Graduates

Marketing

15 Graduates

History

14 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

10 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

10 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

9 Graduates

Chemistry

8 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

8 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

7 Graduates

International Business

7 Graduates

Anthropology

6 Graduates

Education, General

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

6 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

3 Graduates

Biotechnology

3 Graduates

Computer Science

3 Graduates

Dance

3 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

2 Graduates

Economics

1 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,433

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

29%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

78% White

6% Unknown

3% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

11%

Out Of State

89%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,676 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

88%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,499/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,499/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,499/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Scots

School Colors

maroon and cream

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Total Male Athletes

314

Total Female Athletes

197

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,384 per year. Alma College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at AC costs around $5,499 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$42,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$26,250

$28,172

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$272 - 292

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,410

Students Receiving Federal Grants

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,701

Students Receiving State Aid

64%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,949

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$26,578

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$34,060

$30K - $48K

$34,170

$48K - $75K

$32,541

$75K - $110K

$29,395

> $110K

$26,021

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$31,108,327

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,818,646

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at AC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,075, whereas the financial aid is $27,679. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,328 as well as institutional aid worth $27,679. At AC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $31,108,327 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $5,818,646.

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