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Calvin University
  • 4 Year
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We will host safe on-campus living and learning again in fall 2021. We follow state guidelines, and our preparation and planning led to our students’ safe and successful return to campus in 2020. Calvin University classes are currently in session and in-person. Our nationally ranked Health Services and Center for Counseling and Wellness teams provide additional support to students. Learn More

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

3201 BURTON STREET SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49546
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
From Calvin University

Calvin University is a leading Christian university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here you’ll get equipped to think with courage, act with justice, and live with intention. You’ll learn in our vibrant Christian community—and make lasting friends and connections. When you graduate you’ll be ready for anything, prepared to lead a bold, faithful life. Sound good? Then we think you could fit in. Come and see.

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Calvin University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1140-1360
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,952 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,597 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 72 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Engineering at Calvin University

At Calvin, you’ll learn from dedicated Christian professors who challenge you to integrate faith and engineering. Your professors know you personally and love watching your designs take shape. They'll also use their industry experience to prepare you for great internships and jobs. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to lead in your field and the vision to build a more just future.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,234 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
233
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Tall, blonde, and dutch.
    52%
  • Motivated
    13%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • Polite
    9%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Bigoted
    2%
  • Hot
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 58 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Community
    39%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Religious
    11%
  • Growth
    9%
  • Intimate
    7%
  • Ignorant
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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