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Alma College
Alma, MI
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
Not reported
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 614 West Superior Street
City, State, Zip Alma, MI  48801-1599
Phone (989) 463-7139
Fax (989) 463-7057
E-mail admissions@alma.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Application Fee $25
Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission No set date
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record   X    
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank     X  
Recommendations     X  
Essay X      
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College       X
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 4,695 applicants were admitted
   Women 72% of 2,799 applicants were admitted
   Men 62% of 1,896 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 451 (14%) of 3,184 admitted students enrolled
   Women 232 (12%) of 2,003 admitted students enrolled
   Men 219 (19%) of 1,181 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 526 average
460-593 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 4%
  Score of 600 - 700 23%
  Score of 500 - 600 38%
  Score of 400 - 500 27%
  Score of 300 - 400 8%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 503 average
420-590 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 8%
  Score of 600 - 700 15%
  Score of 500 - 600 23%
  Score of 400 - 500 35%
  Score of 300 - 400 19%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 496 average
  Score of 700 - 800 6%
  Score of 600 - 700 22%
  Score of 500 - 600 11%
  Score of 400 - 500 39%
  Score of 300 - 400 22%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.50
3.75 and Above 36%
3.50 - 3.74 21%
3.25 - 3.49 14%
3.00 - 3.24 10%
2.50 - 2.99 18%
2.00 - 2.49 1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 6%
  Score of 24 - 29 46%
  Score of 18 - 23 46%
  Score of 12 - 17 2%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 81%
Bottom half: 19%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 2%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported