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Most Helpful Review for Calvin College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Nickolas from Barrington, IL
  • 26 out of 27 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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  • Anna from Brooklyn, NY
  • Jul-27-2017 I am a past student here

    Calvin was fairly strict with its rules, but this is good if you are looking for structure and positive community. By far the best part of Calvin is its academics- I had knowledgeable, personable professors who encouraged me and prepared me well for graduate school. I was very close to my History professors and won the departmental award upon graduation.

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  • Hannah from Illinois
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    Located in Michigan's most up and coming city (Grand Rapids) Calvin College makes it their mission to make sure every student there is flourishing in whichever field of study they choose to pursue. With over a hundred clubs and sports teams, Calvin provides every opportunity for a student to get involved and make everlasting friendships. While keeping the Christian faith as the foundation for the school, Calvin welcomes students from over fifty countries, with any type of background with open arms, as everyone is encouraged to 'think deeply, act justly and live whole heartedly.'

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  • Mallory from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mar-10-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    After my first Friday's at Calvin I knew this was the place for me! The campus is beautiful and the perfect size. All of the professors I met were great and the current students were all helpful and friendly.

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  • Peyton
  • Aug-02-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This college had a booth at CIY Move last year in Michigan- and I have been interested in them ever since. My friend won a t shirt at their booth and when she wears it I am reminded that it looks like a great school!

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  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • Jul-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Calvin College is a private college and what you would imagine it to be is mostly what you get. The academics of the school are at a good level, but you research what department you are going in to, just in case you are going in to art... The atmosphere and students there are absolutely amazing, and I have never doubted that this college was the right choice for me.

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

    At Calvin, I have grown in a multitude of ways that I was not originally anticipating. I feel like I am a much more of a well-rounded person from taking the extra liberal arts classes. I'm SO happy I chose to go to Calvin.

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

    Calvin challenges you academically. Calvin provides an environment for your faith to grow. Calvin is a terrific community where lifelong friendships are made.

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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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