About

At A Glance

At Alma College, we are at our best working with students who don’t have all the answers but love to ask the questions.

imageAlma College offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. We don’t prescribe a formula for your success. Our job includes showing you the options, helping you chart your path, and assisting you to open the right doors.

Your Alma experience will include opportunities to put the ideas and theories that you discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, academic travel or service to others. And you will make life-long friendships and amazing memories!

Type: Coed, 4-year, residential, undergraduate, private, liberal arts and sciences.

Location: Alma, Michigan, one hour north of the state capital of Lansing, in the center of the Lower Peninsula.

imageAccreditation: The Higher Learning Commission, (800) 621-7440; Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music.

Students: Alma College enrolls 1,419 undergraduate students from 27 states and 14 foreign countries.

Faculty: Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

imageStudent/Faculty Ratio: The student-to-faculty ratio at Alma is 12 students for every one faculty member.

Average Class Size: 18 students.

Average Incoming High School GPA: 3.5.

Campus Size: 128 acres with 27 major buildings, plus 200-acre ecological tract.

Academic Programs: More than 40, plus the chance to design your own program of study.

Service Learning: 90% of students participate in at least one service learning course.