Admissions & Aid

International Students

Welcome to Alma College!

At Alma, we know you by name, not as a number. We deliver an outstanding education in a unique learning environment. We invite you to see how Plaid Works for you and how you will be transformed by the Alma College experience.

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We celebrate diversity in meaningful ways and invite you to consider Alma College as your destination of choice for your educational and professional career goals.

We are seeking motivated, talented international students who are passionate about earning a degree that will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to reach above and beyond your expectations from a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Consider the Alma College Difference:

  • Our free, online application is accepted on a continuous basis or, apply through the Common Application

  • 1,400 undergraduate students from 27 states and nine foreign countries. We do not have large international student populations from one country; thus, you are guaranteed to develop American friends while thriving in an intellectual, entrepreneurial and cohesive environment

  • An average class size of 18, taught by experienced, world class faculty providing expert career advice and mentoring

  • 41 degree majors with a range of minors, several pre-professional programs, or an opportunity to create an individualized program

  • Generous scholarships available for well qualified international students

  • Nearly 100 clubs and organizations and a range of housing options amidst a safe, friendly campus and community

  • The Alma College Venture grant: offering every student up to $2,500 to support internships, research, or off-campus study (including overseas study)

  • IB Diploma graduates are awarded 32 Alma College credits toward degree completion, giving you a jumpstart on your education, saving time and money.  College credit also awarded for HL exams

  • Recognized by the Huffington Post as a “superpower,” our student team has won 37 “outstanding delegation” awards (21 consecutive years) at the prestigious National Model UN Conference in NYC – more than any other college/university in its 94-year history

  • Known as Scotland, USA, our safe and friendly community of Alma, Michigan is home to the popular Highland Festival and Scottish Heritage – we are proud Scots!

  • Our campus is just two hours northwest of Detroit International Airport (DTW) that offers affordable, easy access to major U.S. cities

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