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Most Helpful Review for Calvin College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Nickolas from Barrington, IL
  • 23 out of 24 people found this review helpful

Professors care and want you to succeed. They challenge you, tasks are easy, but they also want to give you the tools to succeed, and excel at it. Some of the professors you connect with will get to know you at a personal level. In the classroom you are taught the material in a more realistic and world setting. You are also taught spiritually and through your faith. Calvin is a Liberal Arts College so you are allowed (and required) to complete various Core classes to be more well rounded.

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  • Sophia from Taiwan-Province Of China
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    The community is very welcoming and the professors are quite friendly. However, the weather can get awfully cold and it can get quite depressing. Other than that, Calvin college has been a positive experience so far for me.

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  • Ashley from Byron Center, MI
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Calvin College is challenging and rigorous. I could not be more pleased with my first year here and I am excited to continue in the fall. Great community, great academics, and great living.

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  • CS from Grand Rapids, MI
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Calvin is one of the very best decisions I have made in my life. The staff respects students and other faculty members and care deeply about the success of each student. Calvin students are encouraged in learning, faith, and relationships.

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  • Lillie from Minneapolis, MN
  • May-20-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Big, beautiful campus and surrounding area. Five year master program in a few areas of study including Education. Very good food.

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  • David from Winnetka, IL
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Challenging school that welcomes students from many walks of life. The school itself is immersed in Christianity, but not oppressive and welcoming to dialogue. Calvin challenges you to think about why you believe what you believe rather than telling you what to believe.

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  • Anisha
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Calvin is an amazing and close, tight knit community. Being that it is a small private school of 4,000 students and faculty, it does have it's moments where it feels like you are back in high school due to drama and what not, but that is because Calvin students can be a bit clique-y, but outliers such as myself manage to still make friends. Calvin is a feeder school, so 40% of their student population will be Dutch and will come from Grand Rapids Christian and another school I cannot think of, but there are still a lot of students from different parts of the world and from different states of the US.

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  • Vikki from Fort Worth, TX
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    This is an amazing school to be at if you don't want to just be thrown into a largely populated college. You meet people in diversity, because you never know what types of links you friends have that'll introduce you to more people. And if you want you prefer to have your Christian faith incorporated into your education then you'll come to Calvin.

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  • anonymous
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Calvin College is a liberal arts college for students with multiple interests and talents. The professors care about you as more than just a number, and the community on campus is welcoming. Calvin College is owned by the Christian Reformed Church, so students grow in their faith and learn more about the world around them from a Christian worldview.

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