Calvin University
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
64
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
Hispanic
5%
White
69%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
13%
Student Organizations
73
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
59%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Knights
School Colors
maroon and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
198
Total Female Athletes
184
Intramural Sports
17
Sports Club
1
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Calvin University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.11 Average Rating
There are two dinning halls, Commons and Knollcrest. They both have hot lines, but Commons has a pizza section and Knollcrest has a *fantastic* sandwich line, in addition to an allergy/gluten/vegan section. I'm not too picky about my food so I can always find something good to eat.
Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
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.
Spencer from Clinton, MT
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.
CH
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.
Female from Central Indiana
2 dining halls - constant competition. Will you be a Commons or a Knollcrest fan??
Ashley from Byron Center, MI

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