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Alma College



Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, Michigan 48801


Alma College, founded in 1886 by Presbyterians, is a selective, residential, private four-year liberal arts and science college devoted exclusively to undergraduate students. Alma's 125-acre main campus and 200-acre ecological tract is located one hour north of the state capital of Lansing, in the center of the lower peninsula and within two hours of Michigan's beaches and ski areas. Students may choose from bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of music.

Alma College enrolls approximately 1,350 undergraduate students from 13 states and 9 foreign countries. The student to faculty ratio is 12 students for every one faculty member, and the average class size consists of 16 students. Courses are offered in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and pre-professional programs. Alma College has received the Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" designation.

All Alma students take courses during two 14-week semesters followed by a one-month intensive Spring Term.

Quick Facts

  • About 25 percent of first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

  • Alma College is one of only eight Michigan colleges and universities to hold membership in The Phi Beta Kappa Society.

  • More than 90 percent of Alma students find employment or enter graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.

  • Alma students have a 90 percent placement rate in medical school and 87 percent placement rate in law school.


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