Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

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Calvin College

Calvin College Student Essentials

Calvin College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Knights
Website: www.calvin.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $26,705
Out-of-State Tuition: $26,705
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 4,298
Year Established: 1876

About Calvin College

As its name suggests, Calvin College is a Christian institution affiliated with Calvinism. In fact, the school was actually founded by the Christian Reformed Church. Using a liberal arts curriculum, Calvin College teaches students to grow in faith and serve in God’s world.

Calvin College’s academics present a vast number of opportunities. Over 100 majors and minors are available, and internships and research assistantships can deepen your studies and strengthen your academic resume.

Student life at Calvin is synonymous with spiritual and personal growth. Faith and worship are central on campus, but there are many student organizations, athletic opportunities and service programs as well.

The minimum admissions requirements for Calvin College are a 2.5 GPA and a 20 on the ACT (or a 940 on the SAT). The college uses a rolling admissions policy, so it’s a good idea to apply early.

Financial aid is abundant at Calvin College, but there are a few key dates to keep in mind. For full scholarship consideration, make sure you have your application materials in by February 1. By February 15th, you should have filed the FAFSA and the Calvin Supplemental Aid Form. You’ll receive your financial aid package in March or April.

Calvin College Map & Location

Calvin College
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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Getting Around Calvin College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Grand Rapids, MI

Winter
Dec
35
24
Jan
31
18
Feb
34
20
Spring
Mar
44
27
Apr
58
38
May
70
48
Summer
Jun
79
58
Jul
83
62
Aug
81
61
Fall
Sep
73
53
Oct
60
42
Nov
47
33

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,095
Freshman Class 996
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,298

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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