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Calvin College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 129 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,490)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,271)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 62 55 - -
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 15 15 - -
Golf 9 6 - -
Soccer 23 24 - -
Softball - 14 - -
Swimming 20 28 - -
Tennis 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 24 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 8.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 79.2%
Percent of students with disability 14%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Erica from Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 4
  • you find especially close community in the living-learning communities. the campus is not very big so it is easy to visit people in other dorms. there are many activities you…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Melanie from North Chili, NY
  • 4
  • There are always planned events to participate in; so many that it is sometimes overwhelming! The dorm motto is open doors equal happy floors and the school is all about…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Natasha from Wyoming, MI
  • 5
  • i absolutely love living in the dorms. i have the option of moving out of them for my sophomore year, but i definitely won't. the community in the dorms is…

  • Feb-15-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • Jul-11-2015 I am a current student here

    This is an area of a little bit of conflicting opinions. I believe the food was great and there was a good bit of variety, but some people complained about the food with differing opinions (though if you get every meal at the dining hall for two years in a row, I imagine many places would start to feel bland after that period of time). Don't go to Calvin for the food itself, but I think you will enjoy the food enough.

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  • 4
  • CH
  • Feb-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Not the best food, but you definitely have a lot of options and can eat healthy if you chose. You have to remember they are making food for a ton of people, so it is fine with all things considered. I personally like making my own salad or going down the vegetarian line and customizing my meals. You can also order sack lunches online and pick them up during the day, which is nice when you have a tight squeeze between classes.

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  • 4
  • Female from Central Indiana
  • Nov-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The two dining halls are different enough to provide a good variety of food, depending on what you want. Overall, the quality of food is good; however, I have noticed it improves on special occasions, such as when the parents are on campus.

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  • 3
  • CS from Grand Rapids, MI
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Calvin is average. There is a variety to choose from and, if one is to eat at Knollcrest, there is Husdonville ice cream available!

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  • 5
  • Lillie from Minneapolis, MN
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The food's pretty good :)There are a variety of places to eat and the school is located pretty closely to a bunch of restaurants. I really like going to Uppercrest's back door special (closes at 1:45) and then I like knollcrest (sorry Commons).

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  • 3
  • Monica from Columbia, SC
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is okay. Some days it is really good and some days it isn't. When in doubt go for a sandwich.

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  • 3
  • David from Winnetka, IL
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Average food. Much better than you would get in high school, but nowhere near the most exquisite dining. That being said, I'm gluten intolerant, and they are very good at providing me with food I can eat, and they work personally with any student who has a dietary need.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • CH
  • Feb-21-2015 I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life, which means no hazing or other dangerous activities that occur at other institutions. The bonding is still there without any of the dangerousness that Greek Life can bring.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    none; which is nicer than you'd think. There's no pressure to be perfect all the time and to have recommendations and find new sorority sisters. There's no drinking or hazing, and no comparing people to others. It's wonderful.

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