Alma College offers a personalized education that allows you to create new knowledge through academic research, expand your horizons with global study initiatives, supplement your academic studies with relevant experiential learning opportunities and indulge your artistic and athletic yearnings while completing your degree on time. Your Alma experience will include opportunities to put the ideas and theories that you discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, academic travel or service to others. And you will make life-long friendships and amazing memories!
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.
At Alma College, we are so committed to your success that we created the “Alma Commitment” – which includes a four-year graduation guarantee. If you meet program requirements but are not able to graduate in four years (eight terms), the college will pay the tuition costs for your ninth term.
As part of the Alma Commitment, you’ll have an experiential learning opportunity that meets your personal or professional goals - funded by an Alma Venture or other grant. You will have up to $2,500 to put your classroom learning into practice through a remarkable internship, research fellowship, hands-on clinical experience, off-campus study, campus leadership opportunity or another approved learning experience.
Located an hour north of Lansing, Michigan’s state capital, Alma enrolls 1,400 undergraduate students on a 128-acre campus with an adjacent 200-acre ecological tract. We’re at our best working with students who don't have all the answers but love to ask the questions. We offer a personalized education with 41 majors plus the opportunity to design your own program of study. The average class size is only 18 students.
Founded in 1886, Alma has a 4-4-1 academic calendar; after fall and winter terms, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on one course topic for the entire month of May. You’ll have campus opportunities that are important to you (performing arts, athletics, Greek life, etc.) and complete your degree with practical experiences builds your resume and gets you started on your career.