Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

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GET UP TO $21,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS PER YEAR—WITHOUT A TEST SCORE

That’s the Calvin Promise. If you haven’t taken the ACT, SAT, or CLT, don’t sweat it.
All you need is a weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher.
Learn more at
 calvin.edu/promise.

How to find your calling
Maybe you know exactly what you want to study—or maybe you have no idea. Either way, you need more than a diploma to build a life that has meaning. Don’t spend four years accumulating debt for a piece of paper and a directionless life. 

Calvin University is different. Yes, you’ll be prepared for your dream job when you graduate, but you’ll also be ready for something even bigger—you’ll have a clear understanding of how you can change the world for Christ. 

Founded in 1876, Calvin’s park-like campus sits on 400 acres in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our graduate placement rate is 99%, and 100% of our students participate in service learning opportunities. 

At Calvin, you’ll join Christians from all over the world who are curious and motivated. They’ll challenge you to:
• Apply your learning. Learning here is active. Students at Calvin explore relevant issues with hands-on projects and classes that foster deep conversations. With our Christian professors, you’ll think deeply about each subject then put it into practice. 

• Act on your faith. When we see injustice, we roll up our sleeves and speak up. If you’re passionate about setting things right, you’ll fit right in at Calvin.

• Ask hard questions. Don’t shy away from what’s happening in the world. Calvin has the kind of people who listen well and speak intentionally. Explore different points of view and learn how to respond to God’s direction. 

What can you expect? 
At Calvin University, you can choose from more than 100 academic options. World-class professors will get to know you—and guide you toward your future. You’ll take classes in and outside your major so you’ll graduate with a well-rounded skill set. You’re going to get a personalized education, designed just for who God is calling you to be.

ACCOLADES

 

#3 among “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report

 

#5 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching Among Regional Universities in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report

 

#15 in the nation for “Best Health Services” | The Princeton Review

 

#10 in the nation for “Best Counseling Services” | The Princeton Review

Featured

GET UP TO $21,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS PER YEAR—WITHOUT A TEST SCORE
That’s the Calvin Promise. If you haven’t taken the ACT, SAT, or CLT, don’t sweat it.
All you need is a weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher.

Learn more at calvin.edu/promise.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I graduated with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. My experiences at Calvin introduced me to so many fantastic people, and I’ve been immensely blessed due to our work together. I’m so glad I chose to attend Calvin, and I’m eager to see what God has planned for me around the corner.”

    • Alan Samdal
      '20
  • “I’m a Chemical Engineering and Chemistry double major, and I’ll be starting a PhD program in Chemical Engineering in the fall. I can’t thank my professors at Calvin enough for constantly believing in me and pushing me to be the best I can possibly be. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

    • Alisyn Greenfield
      '20
  • “My experience at Calvin challenged me to integrate faith and social justice into the classroom and my daily life. Calvin’s professors do a great job of preparing you for life outside of Calvin and [teach us that] no matter what we’re doing, we’re agents of renewal and working toward bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth in every aspect of our lives.”

    • Lauren Zuiderveen
      '20
  • “I’m currently working at a local Grand Rapids nonprofit in development and communications. I’m so grateful for my Calvin experience, especially in the Communication department, where I learned skills I’m now using every day in my job.”

    • Elyse Bax
      '20
  • “The classes I took and experiences I had at Calvin gave me a hunger to fight for justice in the world. I learned that the church isn’t defined by the walls we build for our chapels but rather by the barriers we tear down when we spread God's love.”

    • Kelsey Bruinwood
      '20