A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  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 Assoc
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
75%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
1050-1285
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$25,446/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,882/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,002/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,431/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,179/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,713Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Tall, blonde, and dutch.
    50%
  • All of the above
    13%
  • Motivated
    13%
  • 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.49 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Community
    41%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Religious
    11%
  • Growth
    8%
  • Intimate
    8%
  • Great
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
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
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It's fantastic. Calvin College is a place where students can learn more about themselves, their God, and their community while studying their major and being trained to think deeply, act justly, and live fully. I was nervous going into freshman year but the community on campus is very positive and loving. The academics are fantastic, with some of the professors coming from schools like Harvard and Yale. They challenge the students, but in a way that's more "I know you can handle this tough stuff" and less "suck it up". The core requirements (gen eds) can be annoying for people who already know exactly what career they want to get into but a lot of those classes end up being really interesting because, again, the professors are great and so is the overall community. In summary, Calvin College is a great school for people who want to make a difference in the world for God's glory and get to know a lot of other people while getting a high quality education.
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Calvin College is truly the place to be. Although as young freshman, I was terrified. Truly traumatized to start this new chapter in my life. When I got there, the students were truly so kind. They helped me feel at home, gave me directions, did not make me feel small, and were so loving. Within the first months of college, I have met some of the most kindhearted, open, generous people who I have become close too. The teachers are so respectable, and want to help me understand to better my future and schooling. Calvin has so many activities, that there is always something to so, from rock climbing, to the plays or dance gill or just to have a spa night with your floor. It truly has been a blessing, and I have grown from my small faith that now blossoms. I cannot wait for what Calvin has in store for me throughout the months of my first year and later to come.
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.