817 reviews
  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Calvin College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Website

Calvin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1300
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Calvin College

Cost

Net Price
$25,994/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,867/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,910/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,002/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,194/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,535/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,760Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Tall, blonde, and dutch.
    49%
  • All of the above
    14%
  • Motivated
    14%
  • Polite
    11%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Hot
    3%
  • Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Community
    42%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Religious
    11%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Growth
    8%
  • Intimate
    8%
  • Great
    3%

After Calvin College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Calvin College Reviews

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I've attended Calvin for a semester now and appreciate the challenge in the classroom and unity across campus. The academic workload is challenging and requires many hours to complete all assignments and study, however, the content we are expected to learn expands our worldview, as it is a Liberal Arts college.
The professors are engaging and show that they want their students to succeed by making themselves available and approachable in and out of the classroom.
Student life is very unity-orientated. In the dorms, at sporting events, and other special events Calvin puts on, I have never felt a great divide between different groups of students. Everyone is accepting, encouraging, and helpful.
The Calvin workload is tough, that's for sure, but you will get out of it what you put into it. I learned the hard way to do all my homework and complete all assigned readings, and boy has that paid off! My pre-requisite courses well-prepared me for the nursing program. Calvin also has a great core curriculum, free tutoring, plenty of study-abroad options, and cool interim courses during the month of January.
Calvin is amazing school that really cares for all of its students! I have loved it so far, and have found it to be extremely welcoming and academically rewarding.