Alma College

Alma College is a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.  A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.  Our academic programs encourage students to put the ideas and theories that they discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, study abroad or service to others. Alma College’s mission is to “prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.”

Enrollment

For Year: 
Fall 2013
Undergraduate Students: 
1,419

Student Profile

Male %: 
45
Female %: 
55
In-State Students %: 
91
Out-of-State %: 
9
Number of Undergraduate Majors: 
41
Number of Minors-Concentration Fields: 
35

Most Popular Majors

Tuition: 
$34,190
Room & Board: 
$9,490

Financial Aid Data

Students with Demonstrated Financial Need %: 
89
Average Financial Aid Package: 
$25,422
Percent Need Met (Need-basied Aid) %: 
76

Class Size

Student/Faculty Ratio: 
12:1
Fewer than 20 Students %: 
71
Fewer than 50 Students %: 
98

Faculty

Full-time Faculty %: 
56
Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree %: 
85

Athletics & Intramural Activities

Athletic Division: 
NCAA Division III, MIAA
Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intermurals %: 
69

Co-curricular Activities

Student Clubs and Organizations: 
80

614 W. Superior St.
Alma, Michigan 48880
989-463-7111
www.Alma.edu

Year Founded: 1886
President: Dr. Jeff Abernathy

Interesting Facts

Alma College offers a four-year graduation promise, the Alma Commitment, and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college. If a student meets program requirements but is not able to graduate in four years (eight terms), the college will pay the tuition costs for the student’s ninth term.
Since 2003, Alma College students have been awarded 45 prestigious nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, including 24 Fulbright scholarships. Alma’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship Committee identifies and nurtures exceptional candidates for postgraduate awards.
Alma College’s nationally recognized Model United Nations program has won top honors at the national competition in New York City for 18 consecutive years (1997-2014) — the longest active winning streak of any college or university in the nation. Alma College’s all-time 34 “outstanding delegation” awards are the most of any college or university in the 90-year history of the conference.