Alma College

Alma College

Alma College, a private four-year liberal arts college in the middle of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education that engages students in transformative learning experiences. Founded in 1886 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Alma is committed to a quality undergraduate education and the development of responsible leaders. Academic excellence and a deep regard for students as individuals are fundamental to its educational residential programs. Its small size enables many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with faculty. Students also participate in research, community service and study abroad activities. The College has an enrollment of about 1,400 students.

Alma students work closely with dedicated faculty members. The College has a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. Independent study and faculty-sponsored research projects abound, and virtually all students find faculty mentors who help them explore and discover, learn and grow. In addition to 28 majors and pre-professional programs in law and medicine, Alma offers students the ability to create their own personally constructed majors called Programs of Emphasis. Popular majors include business, biology, exercise and health science, education and English.

The Alma lifestyle combines academic challenges with favorite activities and opportunities to develop new interests. With more than 75 student organizations to join, intercollegiate and intramural sports for the competitive spirit, performing and visual arts for creative outlets, and a vital Greek system for active social lives, Alma students have a dynamic co-curricular life.

About Alma College

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614 W. Superior Street
Alma, Michigan 48801-1599

  • President: Jeff Abernathy
  • Year founded: 1886
  • Enrollment: 1,400

Contact Alma College

Mike Silverthorn
Director of Communications
College Communications Office
(989) 463-7327
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