Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$38,990

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,365
Declined 1,354
Total Received 4,719
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Private

3,053

undergraduate students

311

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,364
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other Christian

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
550
75th
670
25th
550
75th
32
25th
23
75th
29
25th
24
75th
30
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Other application fee (waived if filed before January 1)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,365
Declined 1,354
Total Received 4,719

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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/career fairs
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 688-0122
F: 616 469-1394
finaid@calvin.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Club Sports - Men's

crew, cycling, downhill ski, equestrian sports, esports, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

crew, cricket, cycling, downhill ski, equestrian sports, sports, rugby, sideline cheer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, dodgeball, fishing/hunting, flag football, floor hockey, futsal, martial arts, outdoor recreation, rugby, running, snow sports, soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Cert. Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology. yes
Communication Management and Strategic Communications. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Data Science, General. yes
Development Economics and International Development. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature. yes
EDUCATION. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Literature. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Communication. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Lay Ministry. yes yes
Linguistics. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy. yes
Western European Studies. yes
Writing, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Engineering
  3. Education

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

3,364

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

3,053
students

Female
51%
1,568

Male
49%
1,485

9%

311
students

Female
80%
249

Male
20%
62

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

2,737
students

Female
52%
1,429

Male
48%
1,319

6%

184
students

Female
80%
148

Male
90%
166

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Student Break-down

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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ghana
India
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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