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Calvin College

799 reviews
  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1050-1300
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 19 responses
  • Hot
    5%
  • Motivated
    5%
  • Polite
    16%
  • Studious
    5%
  • Tall, blonde, and dutch.
    68%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.33 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Community
    19%
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Great
    6%
  • Growth
    13%
  • Intimate
    19%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

799 reviews
  • Excellent
    201
  • Very Good
    339
  • Average
    217
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    10
I love how the professors know who you are and what you are like and are concerned about you. The size of the classes are incredible and you feel very persona with everyone.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Calvin has grown to be a great college and when you have a degree from Calvin, you are recognized and respected.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Although the school is great academically, it does needs more diversity and to be open to culture all year round.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago