Calvin College

3201 Burton St. Se, Grand rapids, MI 49546
Tel: (616)526-6000
Private, non-profit | 4,008 students
Calvin College is a comprehensive liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition of historic Christianity. Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God's work in God's world.

School Overview:

Calvin College
CountyKent County, MI
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
339 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,008 students1,633 students
# Undergraduate Students
3,763 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
29 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
100%1%
% Hispanic
-3%
% Black
-6%
% White
-84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$26,705$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$26,705$24,744
 
Total Dormitory Capacity2,559571
Tuition26480
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%96%
Percent Admitted75%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)520-670450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)540-690460-573
ACT English (25-75%)23-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)23-2918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)24-3020-25

School Notes:

  • At Calvin, you will be encouraged to consider all things — and with nearly 100 academic options to choose among, you can cover a lot of intellectual ground. We believe that when you go out to serve in God's world, you need to understand how the world works — and how your unique gifts can be of use.
  • Calvin's core curriculum is intentionally designed to offer the knowledge, the skills and the virtues students need to be informed and effective agents in all domains of life. The core begins with two gateway courses, concludes with a senior capstone course and is permeated throughout with a Christian worldview and a broad, faith-based engagement with surrounding culture.
  • A variety of college guidebooks rate Calvin highly. America's Best Colleges, the prestigious guide from U.S. News & World Report, ranks Calvin second among Midwest comprehensive colleges. Calvin is also included in the selective Fiske Guide to Colleges, Barron's Best Buys in College Education and The Best 351 Colleges, published by the Princeton Review. Calvin has recently been included in a new listing, America's Best Value Colleges, by the Princeton Review.
  • Calvin's off-campus programs teach students that renewal is a worldwide effort. Students spend semesters in 10 locales — including France, Honduras, Spain and China — where they learn more about other cultures, themselves and their purpose in God's world. Calvin's on-campus institutes study specific intersections between Christian faith and culture, including worship, politics, pedagogy and business.
  • Calvin's 390-acre campus is located in a suburban setting of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Approximately 650,000 people live in the metro area, providing ample opportunities for jobs, service-learning, and entertainment.
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