Study abroad at Alma College
Alma College is a small, private institution located in the US state of Michigan. Students can choose from over 50 undergraduate and pre-professional programs across the sciences and liberal arts.
The College promises that every student will graduate with the knowledge, tools, and experiences they need to lead fulfilling careers and lives.
Alma College is home to a beautiful 128-acre campus with 27 major buildings, including teaching facilities, athletics venues, and residence halls. The College also owns a picturesque 200-acre ecological research area deep in the Michigan woodlands.
Thanks to the College’s warm and friendly atmosphere, you’ll soon feel part of the Alma family. With almost 100 student-led organizations, ranging from music and media, to spiritualism and sport, there’s plenty to get involved in during your free time.
College athletes, known as Scots, compete in Division III of the NCAA. Alma fields 25 men’s and women’s teams in sports like basketball, soccer, tennis, and cross country.
Why study at Alma College?
- Student to faculty ratio
The College’s 12:1 student to faculty ratio ensures that all students receive the tailored support they need
- Excellent employment prospects
94% of Alma graduates have secured employment or enrolled in further study within six months
- Off-campus opportunities
75% of Alma students undertake internships or study abroad experiences to boost their employability
- Generous scholarship program
Every student enrolling at Alma receives some level of financial reward or assistance
Life as an international student
Alma recognizes the importance of creating an open and accepting environment that celebrates different backgrounds, nationalities, faiths, and identities.
The College pulls out all the stops when it comes to making international students feel at home. Alongside hosting various cultural awareness events, the College arranges several international orientation events and even runs an airport collection scheme.
Staff at the dedicated office for diversity and inclusion are always on hand to help with cultural adjustment, setting up bank accounts, finding accommodation, shopping for food, and any passport or visa issues.
You’ll also be encouraged to join iClub - an organization ran for and by international students. It’s a great way of meeting like-minded people and forming new friendships.
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Fees and funding
Alma College provides many financial aid opportunities for you throughout your college career
Undergraduate tuition: USD$42,352 per year Estimated living expenses: USD$12,060 per year
Merit Based Scholarships
- Average amount
GPA of 3.4 or higher
Need Based Aid
USD$5,000 based on financial need
Performance Scholarships are available to talented students in art, dance, music (both vocal and instrumental), theatre, and Scottish Arts. The average amount is USD$1,500
USD$1,500/year. Awarded upon acceptance to incoming students (first year and transfer) who compete on the E-sports team
Faith Leadership Scholarship
The Faith Leadership Scholarship is awarded to incoming students who demonstrate the potential for leadership, innovation, and active engagement in spiritual life at Alma College. The award, valued at USD$1,500 annually, may be renewed for up to four years.
Prospective students who ultimately attend Alma and are referred to Alma College by an alumnus, faculty, staff member, current student or friend of the college receive the Alma College Referral Award which provides USD$1,500 per year for 4 years ($6,000 in total) in the name of the individual who referred them to the college
Alma College offers a limited number of STEM scholarships to incoming students. The awards, up to USD$5,000 per year, are available for students majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
614 W Superior St, Alma, MI 48801, United States
Located in Alma, Michigan, one hour north of the state capital of Lansing, in the center of the Lower Peninsula.
Visa requirements for Alma College
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements