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Alma College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Shishant Kumar

Alma College admissions are offered on a rolling basis. During Fall 2018, 4,765 students applied to the college. Alma College accepted 64% of the applicants out of which only 396 students actually enrolled to the college. Total enrolment during the same period was 1,426.

  • Alma College only offers undergraduate academic programs.
  • The student faculty ratio at the college is 12:1.
  • SAT/ACT scores are to be provided during application. Scores must directly be sent to the college.
  • Alma College recommends high- school seniors to apply during the Fall semester.
  • Students must apply to the college using Common Application.
  • IELTS/TOEFL are accepted as English proficiency proof for international applicants.
  • Conditional admission is offered for candidates scoring below the required scores in TOEFL/IELTS.


Application portalUniversity application portal/ Common application 
Application feeNone 
Acceptance rate64%
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
SAT scoreRequired
ACT score compositeRequired
International application deadlineRolling
Academic calendarSemester 
Intake seasonFall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Alma College International Admissions

Alma college has international students coming from over 10 countries. International application is reviewed by the college on a rolling basis. Alma college recommends students to apply early to begin in the Fall or Winter semester.

How to apply – University Application Portal/ Common Application

  • SAT composite – 980 (SAT Code – 1010)
  • ACT composite – 18 (ACT Code – 1958)
  • Average GPA of admitted freshmen – 3.5
  • Transcripts for international applicants will be verified by Alma College in most cases. However, in certain cases an evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation agency will be required. Click here for a complete list of approved agencies.

English Language Proficiency

Test TypeTest Score
ELS language centreLevel 112

Other scores accepted as proof for demonstrating english language proficiency are mentioned below.

Minimum Grade C from an accredited U.S college in English composition.

Note: Applicants scoring below the minimum requirement for English proficiency proof may be admitted to the college on a conditional basis. However, once the English proficiency is met, conditional admission would be changed to regular admission.

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

  • I-20 form will be issued by the university
  • Copy of passport, photographs, declaration of finances, bank statement
  • Applicant must pay SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-160 visa insurance fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa.

To know more about Visa Application Process for Studying in the US, click here.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer students are granted admission by the college if they have earned a minimum of ‘B’ average in previous coursework. During Fall 2018, undergraduate transfer student enrolment at the college was 43.

How to apply – University application portal

Transfer students must fulfil following requirements during application –

  • Transcripts of previous college/ university.
  • Transcripts of high school attended.
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Essay of 250 words or more.

Alma College Undergraduate Admissions

Alma college offers 50 academic programs including majors, minors and various pre- professional courses of study. It has an enrolment of 1450 undergraduate students coming from 30 states and several foreign countries.

Popular courses offered by the college are accounting, engineering science, computer science, marketing, nursing etc.

How to apply – University application portal/ Common application

Undergraduate students must fulfil the following requirements –

  • High- school transcripts
  • Average GPA – 3.0
  • SAT composite – 1530
  • ACT composite – 22

Note*- SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly to the university. SAT code to the university is 1010, ACT code is 1958.

Alma College provides admission decision to applicants within 2 weeks. Admission to the college is reviewed on the basis of SAT/ACT test scores, transcript evaluation, english proficiency and academic performance.

Students can seek assistance from admissions representative of Alma College during the admission process. Aspirants can also send their queries via mail at

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