Alma College in Alma

Alma, MI

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)

Alma College offers 137-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 72%. The most popular test is SAT - 8% of students submitted it in comparison to 100% of students who submitted ACT. 44.9% are women, and 55.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. Alma College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Alma College is 21824$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $36860 and $46350 per year. 61% of full-time Alma College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $43,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Alma College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$21,824
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Alma College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,633
$30,001 - $48,000$17,010
$48,001 - $75,000$20,360
$75,001 - $110,000$21,471
$110,001+$25,283

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4911

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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26%

Types of financial aids

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1362 of Alma College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 98 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Alma College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Alma College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$43,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

6%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Alma College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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61%
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Alma College graduation rate is above the national average.

61% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Alma College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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72%

In comparison to National Average

Alma College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 2% only.

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72%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Alma College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 1% only.

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72%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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21%

Total

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21%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

84%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Alma College full-time retention rate is 84% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alma College students submitting SAT scores

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8%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1528 - 1868

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 518 - 650
Math: 510 - 670
Writing: 500 - 548

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alma College students submitting ACT scores

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100%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 26
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 7 - 8

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Alma College is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

14
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Alma College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Alma College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 614 W Superior address in Alma, Michigan.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Alma College with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Alma College offers 137 programs in total: 137 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state. Alma College is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.

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Alma College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1348 students with 46444 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Alma College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This college is only focused on money. Trying pinch every pennie out of you. They really need to focus on the students more rather than making a profit

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I work for Granger Construction every day, remodeling the college!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I go to school here. It's pretty alright.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

TL;DR do not apply here.I currently go here. We consistently get screwed over by the college. Around 120 people live in my building and we went an entire semester without washers and dryers while we were promised new ones. The new ones were supposed to be here before the end of our winter term and that never happened. We are forced to live on campus and have a meal plan, with only a handful of exceptions. The food that we are required to eat is unhealthy (Sodex) and we have no say in what is served. The living conditions are terrible. The administration is unresponsive and arbitrary.It's too late for me to transfer because there aren't equvilancies for my classes at other institutions.Don't come here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The best educational experience, I ever had, in my life. Very small classes and study relationships with each of my professors. My Alma College degree, more then prepared me, for a very successful career. Even now, in retirement, I recommend the Alma College "experience" to all of the young people that I meet who are looking for a quality college education and experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 614 W Superior

Place:

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +9894637111

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: alma.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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