Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty. Alma College connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities, from publishing original research to studying abroad in one of more than a dozen countries.
Alma College recently put its strong student-centered philosophy front and center with the new Alma Commitment, offering a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.
Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,460 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 95, of which 84 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Our Academic Mission
Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.
Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 33 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.
More than 92 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.
Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.
College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 271,000 volumes, also is a resource.
Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 22 varsity sports.
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