There are a lot of reasons why people do not attend college. Among them includes the fact that most people do not have the resources necessary for higher education. These resources include time and finances. Most of the best schools are either very exclusive, or very expensive. Luckily, there are also smaller schools that are more accessible while still providing the same quality education. Some of these schools even help students overcome their limitations in order to get a college education. Among these schools include Alma College.
Alma College is a liberal arts college located in the city of Alma in the state of Michigan. The school offers four bachelor degrees including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and 28 different majors. The school was established in 1886 by the Presbyterians of Michigan. The school initially received funding from a lumber magnate. Among the most popular programs are biology, business administration, education, psychology, exercise and health science.
The school is located in a small town setting of Alma. The city of Alma is home to fewer than 10,000 residents. Most of the buildings in the campus are built with a red brick theme, with the main structure being a large square. The campus’ skyline is mostly of the Dunning Memorial Chapel, and it is considered tradition not to construct any building higher than the Chapel’s spire. Most of the campus buildings are located on the northern end of the campus, along Superior Street.
Aside from the main campus, Alma College also features an ecological research area located in Vestaburg, around 15 miles to the west of Alma. The facility is located on 180 acres of woodlands, a willow marsh, a bog, and a glacial kettle lake. The research facility also has a laboratory and a bird observatory.
Alma College athletic teams are part of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or the MIAA, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. More than one third of the student population participate in some form of sports. Among the school’s sports includes wrestling, bowling, lacrosse, along with 11 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports and athletic programs. The school colors are maroon and cream and the school nickname are the Scots.
Choosing the right school or college is a very important decision and every person has to take seriously. Each person should also take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice. There are a lot of options available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making sure of their choice. In the end, each student will benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Alma College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities.