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    Alma, MichiganLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1886established year
    1450enrollment
    8.0/10

    Alma College Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Content writer | Updated on - May 2, 2021

    Alma college is a private liberal arts college located at Alma, Michigan in the centre of the Lower peninsula. The college is home to around 1435 undergraduate students including 17.1% international students.

    Major courses offered at Alma College include bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of fine arts, and bachelor of music. If a student does not complete education in a four years period, Alma college finances it for another extra year.

    Alma College Rankings 2021

    • Ranked 10th in regional colleges of midwest, 17th in best value schools, 27th in top performers on social mobility by US news and world report rankings.
    • Ranked 328th in US College rankings 2021 by times higher education.

    Highlights

    Type of college Private
    Campus setting Rural
    Location Alma, Michigan
    No of campuses 1
    No of students 1435
    Student to Faculty ratio 12:1
    Number of faculty members 103
    No of academic programs More than 50
    Official website www.alma.edu

    Alma College Programs

    Alma College offers major, minor, pre-professional and honors degrees at the undergraduate level. Students can complete their education in 4 years or 5 years with last year being paid by the college.

    • Students have more than 50 areas of study to choose from, which include subjects such as accounting, dance, economics, French, physics, psychology, public health, Spanish, theatre, biology, English.
    • Students also get to learn through internships, study abroad, research fellowships and many other options. They are given 2,500 USD to support an experiential learning opportunity.

    Top Courses at Alma College

    Alma College Campus and Residence

    Alma College campus is located in Alma, Michigan, providing guaranteed accommodation for first-year students, across the north and south of the campus. Mitchell and Newberry Halls are for second-year students. The junior and senior year students have housing in Bonbright/Carey, Nisbet/Brazell, Wright Hall, and Wright Avenue Apartments.

    • Bruske Hall
      • Situated in Northwest area of campus
      • Rooms with a central community bathroom
    • Gelston Hall
      • A co-educational residence hall
      • A kitchenette, new bathrooms, study rooms are some of the available facilities
    • Mitchell Hall and Newberry Hall
      • Located on the North campus
      • Includes amenities such as community kitchen, study rooms, laundry rooms
    • Nisbet and Brazell Halls
      • Suite- style rooms with one bathroom between two rooms
      • Amenities include a lounge, kitchen, microwave, and oven
    • Carey and Bonbright Halls
      • Located behind Nisbet and Brazell hall
      • Amenities include laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen, microwave, and oven
    • Wright Hall
      • Available for seniors and juniors (only if space left)
      • 60 beds in units of two or four on all three floors
    • Wright Avenue Apartments
      • Available for seniors and juniors (only if space left)
      • 68 beds available in one or two-unit bedrooms

    Alma College Application Process

    Application portal: The candidates can apply through online application portal or common application for admissions at Alma College.

    Application requirements

    • Official secondary school transcripts must be sent directly to Alma college from your school.
    • Standardised test scores
    • International student declaration of finance form
    • Copy of passport
    • English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/ IELTS/ DET)

    The supporting documents can be sent by the students via email to admissions@alma.edu.

    Alma College Costs and Expenditure

    Students enrolling at Alma College are advised to plan their finances, an estimated budget for international students to study in USA,

    Expense Type Cost (USD per year)
    Tuition and Fees 41,398
    Books and Supplies 700
    Orientation 350
    Room and Board 11,398
    Health Insurance 1,500
    Travel Cost 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,500
    Spring Term Cost 2,193
    Total (approx) 60,525

    Alma College Scholarships

    Merit awards The meritorious candidates who have applied to Alma college are automatically considered for the merit based scholarships. The selection is based upon high school GPA

    Scholarship name Required GPA Amount (USD)
    Achievement award <3.40 21,000/year
    Tartan award 3.400-3.749 22,000/year
    Dean's scholarship 3.750–3.999 23,000 per year
    Presidential scholarship 4.00+ 25,000 per year

    Need based scholarships

    • The students can apply through an international student declaration of finance form for need-based financial aid.
    • The maximum aid will not exceed USD 30,000

    Work-Study Program

    Students can apply for federal work-study, that is, they can work as both part-time and full- time students. It is only available for students who demonstrate financial need.

    FAQs

    Ques. Does Alma college offer on campus accommodation?

    Ans. Alma college offers on campus accommodation to all first year second year third year and senior students separately.

    Ques. What is an average GPA that a student needs to get into Alma college?

    Ans. A candidate needs to have an average GPA of 3.5 to be accepted in Alma College.

    Ques. What are some entry requirements to get into alma college?

    Ans. The student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and Average ACT score of 23 to get admitted in Alma college. International students are required to have minimum English proficiency test scores (TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, SAT reading score 500, ACT English score 20).

    Ques. What is the cost of attendance in Alma college?

    Ans. The average cost of attendance at Alma College amounts to around $60,525. This cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, orientation, room and board, health insurance, travel cost and other personal expenses.

    Ques. What are the major programmes offered by Alma college?

    Ans. Alpha College offers more than 50 academic programmes including psychology, biology, economics, physics, public health, English, Accounting, mathematics and many more.

    $ 41,1381st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    K
    7.5 / 10
    $ 41,1381st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    $ 41,1381st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    $ 41,1381st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    $ 41,1381st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Alma College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    1484
    FAFSA Code
    002236
    Application Cost
    $25
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $41,138 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11301030123085
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing575520630-
    Mathematics555510600-
    ACT Check Detailed Score24202741
    English242127-
    Mathematics232026-

    Alma College Acceptance Rate

    64.0 %

    acceptance rate

    4728

    total applicants

    1484

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    42.3%

    Male

    57.7%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    64.0%
    Total Applicants
    2319
    Total Enrolled
    1484

    Alma College enrollment

    Enrollment
    Alma College Enrollment
    1484
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1484
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    63.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $41138

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $41,138 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $800 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,642 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,265 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $10,642 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,265 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,265 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,265 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    23451406939-

    Ranking

    2019
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    Forbes

    RANKED  #582

    Overall(National)

    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.0 out of 10
    9.3/10Academic
    8.3/10Accommodation
    8.8/10Faculty
    8.5/10Infrastructure
    9.3/10Placement
    8.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    UV
    7.5 /10

    One day I was surfing the Internet and I came to know about this college. I did a lot of research before getting into this college. I paid an application fee of $40 and applied through the undergraduate portal of the college. After this I was called for an interview process to get selected.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course has the most updated curriculum. I was taught the fundamental laws and the building blocks of nature and was also taught from the formation of stars to the efficiency of engines.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    KT
    7.5 /10

    My father is a software engineer and after discussing in his friend circle he recommended me this college and today I am very grateful to him because this college has stood up to my expectation. I applied through the undergraduate portal of my college and paid an application fee of $25.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course provided me with various programming languages and taught me about computer hardware.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    RK
    8.5 /10

    I wanted to pursue my graduation abroad. So I did lots of research which led me to this college. There were various reasons as to why I chose this. They care for quality students and give financial aid to the deserving students. I applied online and paid $25 as an application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    I had a complete curriculum that imparted us knowledge through theory classes as well as practice. We learned several methodologies that were the best suited to teach young children. So, yes I believe that our curriculum did justice to us and made us capable teachers.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    RD
    8.5 /10

    I had relatives here. So I did not pay for rent or food during my stay there. Plus my parents were happy that I had known faces here to help me in a pinch. That apart, I knew that the university had a good ranking and offered assistance to the deserving candidates. I applied online and paid $25 as an application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our course demanded us to be very focused on our course. I had subjects like Human Behaviour, Abnormality of Human Mind, Adolescent Psychology. We had a vast array of topics to choose from and work on our assignment. Plus we were taught to have emotional stability and empathy towards an age group ranging from kids to adults.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    +1-989-463-7111
    TELEPHONE
    614 W. Superior St. Alma, Michigan 48801
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Hospital
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Book Store

    Alma College Bookstore0.71 km

    Hospital

    Oncology and Hematology: Mid-Michigan Physicians Group1.25 km
    Cardiology & Cardiovascular Testing: MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot1.44 km
    Behavioral Health (Inpatient Care): MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot1.44 km
    Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot1.44 km
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    Airport

    Gratiot Community Airport - KAMN6.41 km

    Restaurant

    Mancino's Pizzas & Grinders - Alma0.92 km
    Great Wall0.94 km
    Pizza Sam1.11 km
    Main Cafe1.16 km
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    Shopping Mall

    North Town Plaza1.76 km
    Country Charm4.06 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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