3,746
Students
Financial aid thermometer
23,940
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
83
83%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Calvin College is a Comprehensive institution located in Grand Rapids, MI, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3201 Burton Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
United States
Contact Dr. Ben Arendt
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@calvin.edu
Phone: 616-526-6106
Fax: 616-526-6777

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Organizational Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Earth Science Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
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Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Civil Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Germanic Languages Related Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-optometry Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
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Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
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Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Biblical Studies Checkmark
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,221
Applied
2,689
Accepted
3,746
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

1,816
Females Applied
1,523
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,405
Males Applied
1,166
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.8
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 614 560 660
SAT Math 606 540 670
ACT Composite 26 23 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

34,600
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Fees

10,200
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

23,940
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,195
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,692
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,077
Avg. Loan Aid
11,693
Avg. Grant Aid
18,198
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,746
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.31%
Black or African American 3.15%
White or Caucasian 69.97%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 4.62%
Two or more races 3.07%
Other 1.79%

Gender

Male (46.45%)
Female (53.55%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Rangeela (international student talent showcase), Fall and Spring Music and Arts Festivals and Chaos Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Dance Guild, Pre-Health Professionals, Calvin Outdoor Recreation, National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and African Students Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention programs, crime alert bulletins

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

350
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 246
Part-time - 104
Male - 200
Female - 150