Calvin College: Ranking & Review

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Grand Rapids Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 287 946
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

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

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

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 Programs 107 34 141
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 131 131
Education 88 21 109
Engineering 99 99
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 77 77
Social Sciences 57 57
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 43 43
Visual and Performing Arts 43 43
Psychology 42 42
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 37 37
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 32 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 27 27
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 20 20
Theology and Religious Vocations 17 17
English Language and Literature & Letters 16 16
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 16
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 15 15
Physical Sciences 13 13
History 9 9
Mathematics and Statistics 9 9
Natural Resources and Conservation 7 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
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 population50,000 - 250,000
Phone6165266000
Fax+1 (616) 526 6777

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