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 1030 - 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 25. 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 - 3.33. Alma College accepts around 60 percent of students applying. Of those that are admitted, roughly 20 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Alma College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Alma College was reported as 62.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,040 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alma College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.9%
  • 2017-2018: 64.0%
  • 2018-2019: 64.1%
  • 2019-2020: 62.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 59.4%

How Does Alma College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Alma College is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwood University-Michigan79.1%
Cornerstone University77.6%
Kettering University73.0%
Calvin College76.9%
Aquinas College69.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alma College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1030 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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