3201 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-526-6106
http://www.calvin.edu/ admissions@calvin.edu
About Calvin College
  • Year of Foundation 1876
  • Size of Campus 400 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Christian Reformed
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 4,125
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 44%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $24,645
  • Room and Board $8,525
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 3,939
Calvin College is a comprehensive liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition of historic Christianity. Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God's work in God's world. Purpose-To engage in vigorous liberal arts education that promotes lifelong Christian service We offer education that is shaped by Christian faith, thought, and practice. We study and address a world made good by God, distorted by sin, redeemed in Christ, and awaiting the fullness of God's reign. We aim to develop knowledge, understanding, and critical inquiry; encourage insightful and creative participation in society; and foster thoughtful, passionate Christian commitments. Our curriculum emphasizes the natural, cultural, societal, and spiritual contexts in which we live; our teaching respects diverse levels, gifts, and styles of learning; and our learning proceeds as a shared intellectual task.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Breakthrough Gospel Dance Team, Bible Bonanza, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Inter-Varsity, Mu Kappa, Young Life, Youth Ministry Club, residence life Bible study groups, Students for Christian Feminism
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asia Club, Black Knight Forum, International student committee
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Dance Guild shows, Airband, Homecoming events, Rangeela, Chaos Day
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Theta Tan, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi
  • Setting Suburban
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Grand Rapids, MI (5), Detroit, MI (150)
  • Distance to nearest train Grand Rapids, MI (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Grand Rapids, MI (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (43%), men's dorms (37%), apartment for single students (20%), other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 89%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 11%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 58%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 824,806
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 26,191
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 88
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Library Facilities Meeter Center for Calvin Studies
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 790,800
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,700
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Art gallery, observatory, ecosystem preserve, electron microscope, seismograph lab
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 15,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 350
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 40%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Western Michigan)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Donnelly Corp., Grand Rapids area schools, Johnson Controls, Underwriters Laboratories, Beene-Garter, Plante-Moran, Crowe-Chizek
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 72%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City