Calvin College: Ranking & Review

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Grand Rapids
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United States
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World
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1286944
Top 6%

Calvin College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate83%83%84%
Applicants3,2211,4051,816
Admissions2,6891,1661,523
Enrolled undergraduates889411478
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,8401,7562,084

115 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

21 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores568
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
610
Math
605

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores576
Percent of students submitting ACT scores65%
ACT Composite
26
ACT English
26
ACT Math
26

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $35. It’s free to apply for graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Calvin College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$46,790$46,790
Off-campus$46,790$46,790
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,990 and other expenses per full academic year.

Calvin College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,534 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$33,100$33,100
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$790$790
Tuition for Full-time graduates$24,417$24,417
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$492$492

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs10734141
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services131131
Education8821109
Engineering9999
Biological and Biomedical Sciences7777
Social Sciences5757
Visual and Performing Arts4343
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4343
Psychology4242
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3737
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3232
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2727
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2020
Theology and Religious Vocations1717
English Language and Literature & Letters1616
Philosophy and Religious Studies1616
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1515
Physical Sciences1313
History99
Mathematics and Statistics99
Natural Resources and Conservation77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Grand Total1788955961

A total of 906 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Calvin College.

At the master's level 55 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate72%69%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

General info

Founded1876
MottoCor meum tibi offero Dominie, prompte et sincere
My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely
Religious affiliationChristian Reformed Church
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff748
Instructional FTE302
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Official Websitecalvin.edu
Address3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population113,000
Phone6165266000
Fax+1 (616) 526 6777

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