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Alma College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Alma College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,675 out of 2,479 applicants or 68% were admitted making Alma College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Alma College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,285 1,194 2,479
Accepted 935 740 1,675
Acceptance Rate 73% 62% 68%
Enrolled 197 139 336
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 19% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Alma College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Alma College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alma College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1110 1330
SAT Reading 570 650
SAT Math 540 700
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 26
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >78%
24 to 27 Avg + 68%-78%
21 to 24 Avg - 56%-68%
18 to 21 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 18 Low <42%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >78%
1220 to 1330 Avg + 68%-78%
1110 to 1220 Avg - 56%-68%
1000 to 1110 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1000 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Alma College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Alma College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alma College accepts 68% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alma College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168591 IPEDS survey data for Alma College.