An education that puts you first.

At Alma, we customize your education to fit you. We help you discover your strengths, tap your passions and hone your ambitions to chart a path tailored exclusively to you.

Because we keep our classes small, you’ll benefit from one-on-one mentorship from your professors, giving you the foundation you need to thrive. And since we prioritize learning through doing, you’ll have more opportunities to do what you love, from testing an idea in the lab to scoring that winning touchdown on the field.

Amid the challenges with the FAFSA, we have updated our deposit refund deadline to June 1, 2024, to give you peace of mind and the flexibility to make your college decision.

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Choose Your Path

There are different ways to become a Scot, but all roads lead to Alma.

First Year

I’m in high school and exploring colleges. I may have dual enrollment credits.


I’ve earned college credits and I’m interested in finishing my degree at Alma.


I hold a U.S. student visa or I’m seeking one.


I’ve earned a bachelor’s degree and want to continue my studies.


Students receive financial assistance from Alma College


For Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest by U.S. World and Report 2022

2022 & 2023

BACK-TO-BACK MIAA Football Champions

Opportunity begins at Alma

From hands-on research placements to travel and internships, at Alma, we pride ourselves on offering an education that’s as unique as you. It all starts right here: plan your visit, start your application and explore financial aid options that make your college experience more affordable than ever.

Anne Cobble

The faculty we have at Alma have become my role models. I really appreciate that they aren’t just professors, they’re seasoned professionals.

— Anne Cobble ’24

Plan Your Visit

Our events are designed to show you the full Alma College experience. From our larger events to our personalized visits, you’ll get a true sense of life at Alma. We offer admissions presentations and tours every weekday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as select Saturdays. You can tailor your visit to suit your needs and get the questions you need answered.


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Alma Application

Find the right application for you


Ready to become part of the Alma College family? We make it easy with our free online application options. You can choose your application from the dropdown menu or submit an undergraduate Common Application.

We take the stress out of applying to college. Our rolling admissions process let’s us evaluate your application as soon as we receive all of your materials.

Although our application stays open, we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience to allow time for exploring all financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Contact us

Secure Financial Aid

You can afford Alma

100% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Just by visiting and filling out your FAFSA, you’ll earn a scholarship! The best part? Our team is here to help you navigate the process from start to finish.

Learn about Financial Aid

Learn about Costs

Already applied to Alma? In order to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid available, you need to fill out your FAFSA. The earlier you file your FAFSA the quicker you will receive your scholarship and financial aid package. The final deadline to file your FAFSA is June 30, 2024.  

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Net Price Calculator

Curious about what financial support may be available to you? This useful tool for prospective students and families helps you estimate what it may cost to attend Alma. At Alma, we believe there are no limits to your potential. And we’re here to ensure there are no barriers to your success. That’s why we offer a range of generous scholarships.

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Dive deeper into the admissions process at Alma, get to know our community— or simply reach out with any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average class size? 

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Alma students enjoy an average class size of 18 students, which allows for a very individualized classroom experience. 

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Do you have an application deadline and is there a fee? 

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Alma College offers rolling admission. Once your application is complete you will receive your admissions decision in approximately 2 weeks. Our application is free when submitted through our website or through the Common Application. 

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What are the average ACT and SAT scores for first year students?

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The average ACT score of students admitted to Alma College is 22 and the average SAT score of students admitted to Alma College is 1060. 

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How do I schedule a visit to campus? 

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Students can schedule an individual visit or register for an admissions event on our Connect and Visit page.  

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What makes Alma College unique? 

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Alma has a variety of unique opportunities, and dedicated faculty that make student goals become a reality. Specifically, we have our Alma Commitment, which guarantees our commitment to student success. Along with the Alma Venture and the Posey Global Leadership Fellows Program that push students beyond the classroom. 

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Where is Alma College located? 

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Alma College is located in Alma, MI, right in the center of the Lower Peninsula and about one hour north of Michigan’s capital, Lansing, MI. 

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How much does it cost to go to Alma?

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Learn more about Financial Aid options or view tuition and fees and cost of attendance estimates for undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Once I am accepted, how do I access my student portal account? 

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Students can access their portal account at inside.alma.edu. Your username and temporary password will be emailed to you shortly after your acceptance to Alma. 

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How many students attend Alma College? 

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Alma’s enrollment is 1,350+ students. 

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What types of scholarships do you offer? 

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Alma College has a variety of merit-based and performance-based scholarships available for students. Please note, as a NCAA Division III institution, we do not award athletic scholarships. 

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