Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

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Undergrad Christian Life

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

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,616
Declined 785
Total Received 3,401
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Private

3,467

undergraduate students

103

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,570
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Christian Reformed

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

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Gerald R. Ford International

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Dance Guild
  • Pre-Health Professionals
  • Calvin Outdoor Recreation
  • National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
  • African Students Association

Top Events

  • Rangeela (international student talent showcase)
  • Fall and Spring Music and Arts Festivals
  • Chaos Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
47%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
700-800
19%
600-699
41%
500-599
31%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
30-36
32%
24-29
43%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.83

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,616
Declined 785
Total Received 3,401

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 64
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Triathlon
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Sand volleyball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Sand volleyball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bible/Biblical Studies
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Development Economics and International Development
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Literature
Geography
Geography Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Graphic Design
Health Communication
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theology/Theological Studies
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

3,570

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

3,467
students

Female
53%
1,832

Male
47%
1,635

3%

103
students

Female
78%
80

Male
22%
23

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

3,234
students

Female
54%
1,740

Male
46%
1,494

7%

233
students

Female
40%
92

Male
60%
141

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 64%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

64

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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