Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

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Undergrad Christian Life Business

Tuition & Fees

$37,806

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,342
Declined 857
Total Received 3,199
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Private

3,782

undergraduate students

238

graduate students

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Location

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 4,020
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent 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 Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,342
Declined 857
Total Received 3,199

Admissions Factors

Required

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

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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

98%

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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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
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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, 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

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

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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

4,020

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

3,782
students

Female
53%
2,019

Male
47%
1,763

6%

238
students

Female
80%
191

Male
20%
47

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

3,271
students

Female
54%
1,763

Male
46%
1,508

14%

511
students

Female
50%
256

Male
50%
255

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
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 Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

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 57
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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