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Calvin College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
A
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Undergrads in College Housing
59%
Average Housing Costs
$9,840/ year
Poll
67%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.48 responses
Poll
87%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.91 responses

Food

Campus Food
B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Johnny's Cafe or Uppercrust
    41%
  • Commons
    31%
  • Knollcrest
    27%
  • DeVos Grab 'n Go Cafe
    1%
53%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.49 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 51 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    51%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    12%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
A-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
93%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.59 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 35 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    89%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    11%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    0%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    0%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 46 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    28%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    65%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    4%
  • Not very visible.
    0%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 80 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    49%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    49%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Baseball, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Dance Guild
    26%
  • Concerts
    21%
  • Dumpster diving!
    16%
  • Improv
    16%
  • Rangeela
    11%
  • Airband
    6%
  • Talent show
    3%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 48 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    2%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    25%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    54%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Halloween
    35%
  • Quest
    24%
  • Dance guild or airband
    18%
  • International Passport
    12%
  • These options say it all about Calvin haha
    12%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
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