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Alma College Overview

Alma College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Alma, Michigan. The surrounding location of Alma is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Alma College Known For?

359 Undergraduate Awards
$28,825 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Alma is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Alma with a bachelor's degree make about $42,200 a year. That's 3% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Alma student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Alma College?


Contact details for Alma are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 614 W Superior, Alma, MI 48801-1599
Phone: 989-463-7111

How Do I Get Into Alma?

You can apply to Alma online at:

Admission Requirements for Alma

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alma?

67% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Alma is 67%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Can I Afford Alma College?

$28,825 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alma is $28,825. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alma, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,033 a year. That adds up to $40,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alma is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Alma College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,386 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,435 undergraduate students at Alma, with 1,386 being full-time and 49 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,386 full-time undergraduates at Alma, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alma College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 1,128
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Alma College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Alma. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Alma College

9 Took All Classes Online
795 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 795 students took at least one online class at the school.

Alma College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Health Sciences & Services 31 31
General Biology 26 26
Nursing 23 23
General Psychology 23 23
Business Administration & Management 20 20
General English Literature 17 17
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 16
Marketing 14 14
Accounting 13 13
Political Science & Government 13 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11 11
Chemistry 11 11
Finance & Financial Management 9 9
Mathematics 9 9
Economics 9 9
Sociology 9 9
Natural Resources Conservation 8 8
Fine & Studio Arts 8 8
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7 7
History 7 7
Communication & Media Studies 6 6
Special Education 6 6
Dance 6 6
General Education 5 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 4
Computer Science 3 3
Romance Languages 3 3
Religious Studies 3 3
Physics 3 3
International Business 2 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
Philosophy 2 2
Anthropology 2 2
Music 2 2
International Relations & National Security 1 1
Sociology & Anthropology 1 1
Biotechnology 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0
TOTAL 359 359


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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