Alma College

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Alma College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Alma, MI, a predominately rural area. There are around 1,600 students enrolled each year at Alma College.

The majority of students getting into this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1410 - 1810, or got accepted with an ACT score between 22 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Alma College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. Alma College accepts around 70 percent of students applying. Of those that are admitted, roughly 21 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Alma College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Alma College was reported as 67.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,700 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1410 - 1810
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Alma College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Alma College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alma College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 77.6%
  • 2010-2011: 19.5%
  • 2011-2012: 72.8%
  • 2012-2013: 71.9%
  • 2013-2014: 67.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.7%

How Does Alma College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Alma College is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwood University-Michigan65.4%
Cornerstone University68.1%
Kettering University61.6%
Calvin College69.8%
Aquinas College71.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alma College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 550
Math470 - 630
Writing480 - 630
Total Score1410 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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