Calvin is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,602 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Calvin acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Engineering, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 77% of students, Calvin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Calvin College Reviews
Overall, I have loved my experience at Calvin! Through integrating Christian beliefs in classes, I have grown in my faith and continue to learn more with each class. Furthermore, the professors truly want you to succeed and take the initiative to connect with their students in and out of class.
I chose Calvin because it has a dynamic close knit Christian community and small class sizes that would help me to develop my intellectual abilities and personal growth. Calvin college has dedicated professors who do not weed out on any student regardless for race, colour or gender. They make you their priority and make sure you succeed. Calvin has a beautiful campus and friendly students. Calvin college also offer semester interim programs in countries like Ghana, Peru, Germany, Puerto Rico and many others. Calvin college has second best undergraduate teaching ranked by US news and world report. Calvin college is ranked as number 1 regional college Midwest. Calvin is located at the third safest college town in America, Grand Rapid, Calvin College also has a wide variety of scholarships and offers financial aid as well.
I recently graduated Calvin College and loved my experience. I loved how much my professors showed they cared about their students (Especially once you were in your core group/major). I was an RA at Calvin for 2.5 years during my sophomore, junior, and the second half of my senior year. Just like any school there are things that can be run better, communicated more clearly, and choices that the administration makes that could have gone better. Just like any institution, it has to be run like a business. Debts, money, costs, and marketability are all constantly being examined and altered for the betterment of Calvin. But, in the end, Calvin has it's students in mind in all of it's decisions whether we (the students) may like them or not. Calvin, although a social bubble in some ways, was an excellent way to see the world through different eyes via my peers, employers, and professors. I loved Calvin. Period. I couldn't have picked a better school.