Alma College

Undergraduates: 1419
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $32,400.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,400.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1681 / 26 / 3.6
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 45:55
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 71%

Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, United States. The enrollment is approximately 1,400 students, and the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college's 13th President, Dr. Jeff Abernathy, assumed leadership in June 2010.
Alma College offers four degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts) in 40 majors. Academic programs that typically produce the most graduates are business administration, biology, psychology, integrative physiology and health science, and education. Students are encouraged to participate in service learning and study abroad opportunities designed to enhance classroom learning.

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.

The College was founded by Michigan Presbyterians in 1886, and received funding from lumber magnate Ammi Wright, for whom Wright Hall on campus and Wright Avenue in the city of Alma are named. Prior to 1934, the Alma mascot was the Fighting Presbyterians, which became the subject of debate in 1931 due to a series of stories by the The Almanian, a student-run newspaper, expressing discontentment over the limitation on cheers to  Go Presbyterians or  Go Campbellites, the latter in support of then current football coach, Royal Campbell. While still maintaining a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church, Alma College offers an environment that welcomes students of all religious backgrounds.

Alma College is located in a small-town setting, the city of Alma having slightly fewer than 10,000 residents. The campus is built with a red brick motif, centered around a large square (McIntyre Mall), and its admittedly small skyline dominated by the Dunning Memorial Chapel, as it is tradition not to build any structure on campus higher than the spire of the Chapel.

George Allen, NFL coach Bob Devaney, NCAA football Jim Daniels, Poet Frank Knox, Former Secretary of the Navy, Republican vice presidential candidate Betty Mahmoody, Writer and activist, author of Not Without My Daughter Joe Magidsohn, Football All-American Jim Northrup, MLB player, Detroit Tigers Dan Scripps, Representative to the MI State House of Representatives Gary Peters, U.S. House of Representatives Ewald C. Swanson, M.D., former president of Michigan Board of Medicine and of the Federation of State Medical Boards Donald Colburn Bonner, President and CEO, American Community Mutual Insurance Company, Livonia, Michigan.

Alumni Association:

Chief_administrator: Jeff Abernathy (President)
Phone: 9894637111
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
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Undergraduate application fee: $25.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No