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Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

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Overview

Calvin University 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 Ms. Robin Wait
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@calvin.edu
Phone: 616-526-6106
Fax: 616-526-6777

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Earth Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
General Literature Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Dutch/flemish Language And Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-optometry Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematical Statistics And Probability Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Lay Ministry Checkmark
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies Checkmark
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,401
Applied
2,616
Accepted
3,467
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

1,890
Females Applied
1,459
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,511
Males Applied
1,157
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.83
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Out of state 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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 625 570 670
SAT Math 632 560 680
ACT Composite 27 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

37,600
Private
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Fees

206
Full-time student fees
10,800
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

25,974
Avg. Financial Aid Package
27,581
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
23,942
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,753
Avg. Loan Aid
14,747
Avg. Grant Aid
20,082
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,467
Total Undergrad students
12%
International Students
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.82%
Black or African American 2.93%
White or Caucasian 69.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 5.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 2.99%
Other 1.01%

Gender

Male (47.16%)
Female (52.84%)

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 59%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Rangeela (international student talent showcase), Fall and Spring Music and Arts Festivals and Chaos Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
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
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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 Division 1 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) 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
Triathlon No No 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
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) 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
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

332
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 223
Part-time - 109
Male - 180
Female - 152
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