614 W. Superior Street Alma, MI 48801-1599 989-463-7139
http://www.alma.edu admissions@alma.edu
About Alma College
  • Year of Foundation 1886
  • Size of Campus 125 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 1,284
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 4.8%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,394
Alma College is a selective, residential private liberal arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements. Devoted exclusively to the teaching and education of undergraduate students, the College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. With an enrollment of 1,417 students (42 percent men and 58 percent women), the College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 87, of which 81 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1, and no classes are taught by graduate students. Alma College was founded in 1886 by Michigan Presbyterians. While still maintaining a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College offers an environment that welcomes students of all religious backgrounds. The College’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma (population approximately 9,000), approximately one hour north of Lansing in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, All Nighter, Songfest, Honors Day
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Percent students who are frat members 17%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Chi Epsilon Mu, Epsilon Sigma Epsilon, Exercise & Health Science Honor Society, Gamma Delta Alpha, Kappa Pi Zeta, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, P
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Student Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, New Life Campus Ministries, Ten25
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 26%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train East Lansing (50)
  • Distance to nearest bus East Lansing (50)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Freeland (45), Lansing (50)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 38%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 1%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 24
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 18%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of students using college housing 83%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (70%), women's dorms (18%), sorority housing (4%), fraternity housing (4%), apartment for single students (1%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 79%
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,400
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, birth control, religious
  • Museums Planetarium, state-of-the-art science facilities in the Dow Science Center and Kapp Laboratory Center, McIntyre Center for Exercise and Health Science.
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,583
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) catalog utility used; Innovative Interfaces, Inc. used for computerized retrieval system; 27 commercial online services available.
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 244,591
  • OS of Wifi Network Mac
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 6,163
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 266,554
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 40
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Central Michigan University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 75%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Accotek, Deloitte and Touche, Dow Corning, Ernst and Young, Hewitt Associates, James Martin and Company, National Bank of Detroit, State of Michigan
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 800
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 36%
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