Alma College Reviews
The professors in the Psychology Department at Alma College are diversified in their specialties and philosophies. I had fun and learned a great deal from all the professors, with their varied personalities and approaches, and I graduated having widened my view and breadth of psychology. I entered as a freshman excited to learn all I could; I left with a BA in Psychology with a greater awareness of what I still have to learn, while gaining a greater sense of confidence in applying the knowledge I obtained to my career. I have been working in the mental health field for over 14 years. I am returning to school to obtain my MA in Clinical Psychology to become a psychotherapist. I look forward to building upon the fundamentals that I learned from the Psychology Department at Alma College.
Alma College is not a place you go to just skate by. The professors will challenge you, but the class size is small enough that you will simultaneously be given exactly the amount of one-on-one guidance you ask for. The emphasis on liberal arts is STRONG here, and that is such a very good thing. The arts are ALIVE, campus life is thriving, and the student body is warm and welcoming.
I love my school, but it is challenging. I wasn't prepared at all when I went from high school to this college, but I learned along the way what I needed to do to stay afloat. The class sizes are fairly small, so getting to know your professor (and having them know you) was a given and that, to me, made everything easier. I knew that I wasn't necessarily just another face. Alma is really good at giving scholarships, but, that being said, it is still an expensive private liberal arts college and you will need all the help you can get.