Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
4.10 Average Rating

Founded in 1876, Calvin College is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in Grand Rapids affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. Calvin grants bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic majors and programs. For students interested in the arts, Calvin offers an Artists Collaborative program that enables students to work together on creative projects and travel to an arts-related destination. As a Christian institution, Calvin holds chapel services every weekday and also streams them on the college website. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Reformed Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
65%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1243
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,840
Total Number of Undergrads
3,746
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
62%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,596
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,600
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,600
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,400
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,532
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,866
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,004

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,810
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$286
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
73
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Knights
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Grand Rapids
Chicago
Detroit
New York
Denver
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
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.
CH
Calvin challenges you academically. Calvin provides an environment for your faith to grow. Calvin is a terrific community where lifelong friendships are made.
Female from Central Indiana
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.
Ashley from Byron Center, MI
Calvin College has a bright, clean campus with a lot of opportunities to excel. If you find yourself on the track team, you'll find that they have excellent indoor and outdoor tracks. Get ready to lace up those spikes!
Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
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.
Spencer from Clinton, MT

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