Tuition & Fees

$34,600

$34,600

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,689
Declined + 532
Total Received 3,221
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Private (nonprofit)

3,746

undergraduate students

94

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1095
ACT 1968

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Location

School Facts

Calvin College, founded in 1876, is a Christian, private liberal arts college. Its 370-acre campus is located in a suburban area of Grand Rapids, MI.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,840
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Reformed
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Grand Rapids, MI

390-acre campus in Grand Rapids (population: 198,829). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Calvin College
3201 Burton Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
48%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
700-800
15%
600-699
38%
500-599
40%
400-499
7%
30-36
32%
24-29
34%
18-23
29%
12-17
5%
30-36
20%
24-29
51%
18-23
23%
12-17
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
43%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed before December 1)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,689
Declined + 532
Total Received 3,221

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Class rank
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ben Arendt
Director of Admissions
P: 800 688-0122
F: 616 526-6777
admissions@calvin.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,940

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,600
Room & board $10,200
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $46,000
Average Financial Aid - $23,940
Total with Avg. Aid $22,060
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 688-0122
F: 616 526-6883
finaid@calvin.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Paul Witte
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@calvin.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Crew, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Crew, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Futsal, Martial Arts, Rugby, Running, Snow Sports, Soccer, Softball, Spikeball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball Water Polo, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

James Timmer (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Nancy Meyer (women's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Knights
School colors
maroon and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art Education
Art/Fine Arts
Art/Studio
Asian Studies
Bilingual/Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Business
Business Operations
Business/Finance
Business/Human Resources
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Curriculum/Instruction
Data Science
Digital Communications
Dutch
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science Education
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Economics/Social Sciences
Educational Leadership/Administration
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English As A Second/Foreign Language
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Film/Video Production
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French
French Language Teacher Education
Gender Studies
Geography
Geography Teacher Education
Geology
German
German Language Teacher Education
Graphic Design
History
History Teacher Education
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Development
International Relations
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology
Learning Disabilities
Linguistics
Literacy
Literature
Marketing
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics/Science
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Applied
Music/Instrumental
Music/Vocal
Music/Worship
Natural Sciences
Netherlandic Studies
Neuroscience
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Communication
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Physics Teacher Education
Physics/Computer Science
Political Science
Pre-Professional Health
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Reading Teacher Education
Religion/Biblical Studies
Rhetoric/Communications
Science Education
Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sports Management
Statistics
Strategic Communication
Therapeutic Recreation
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,840

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

3,746
students

Female
54%
2,006

Male
46%
1,740

2%

94
students

Female
83%
78

Male
17%
16

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,524
students

Female
55%
1,925

Male
45%
1,599

6%

222
students

Female
37%
81

Male
63%
141

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ghana
India
South Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tara Braun
Associate Director of International Admission
616 526-7847
tlb32@calvin.edu

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