Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College


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Recent Reviews

Kayla
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Calvin is a great small school to get to build strong, life lasting relationships with other students. Academics can be super...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin is a great small school to get to build strong, life lasting relationships with other students. Academics can be super challenging, so if you're not going to attend class this isn't the place to go. The college is super strict with the no alcohol policy even off campus. The class sizes are small, and most professors are super willing to help with any questions or problems a student might have.

Dasia
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The school is a great place for people who are trying to explore life through religion and academics. There is no force to be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is a great place for people who are trying to explore life through religion and academics. There is no force to be apart of anything but no one is actively trying to put you down for not joining f anything at all. the school is accepting of everyone.

Madison
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I transferred to Calvin after struggling mentally and emotionally at another university. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred to Calvin after struggling mentally and emotionally at another university. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to a small school -- I was fairly sick of small school life after going to a private high school of a mere 520 students. Calvin, however, proved to be exactly what I needed. The professors are very kind and willing to help in any way they can. They make themselves available, and although they push your academic limits, they want you to succeed. I was always being invited by new friends to try different clubs and give new opportunities a go. Grand Rapids is a wonderful city to explore and the surrounding area is always hopping with things to do. Overall, my experience at Calvin has helped me heal and grow in ways I didn't know imaginable, and I can't wait for three more great and challenging years to come.

Katelyn
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I really love attending Calvin College. My professors get to know me and I am not just a face in the classroom. I feel that C...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love attending Calvin College. My professors get to know me and I am not just a face in the classroom. I feel that Calvin is a very safe place where I can voice my opinion, expand my social network, and deepen my knowledge.

Maisie
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Calvin is a community where everyone is welcoming and everyone feels accepted. Even though Calvin's academics may be difficul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin is a community where everyone is welcoming and everyone feels accepted. Even though Calvin's academics may be difficult, they prepare you for the real world after college. The professors are always willing to work with you outside of class if you are struggling and strive to build relationships with their students. The residential life at Calvin is good in most areas but one thing that could be improved is more activities for students to do on the weekends. Calvin College has been wonderful so far and I hope that it continues to be this way for the remainder of my time here.

Abigail
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I think that Calvin College is truly an incredible school. We have students who come here from close by in Grand Rapids to as...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Calvin College is truly an incredible school. We have students who come here from close by in Grand Rapids to as far away as South Korea. We harbor love and devotion to God as we perceive our lectures, lessons, and studies from a Christian perspective. Even if someone isn't part of the Christian faith, anyone can find a sense of belonging and fellowship amongst the people you meet. With countless extracurricular activities, one can never feel bored while on campus. Calvin College also challenges students academically because we believe that every student is up to the challenge and want to push themselves. I love this campus and its community, and I would definitely recommend this school to anyone wanting to apply.

Lindy
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My overall experience at Calvin College has shaped who I am today. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Elem...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall experience at Calvin College has shaped who I am today. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Language Arts and Mathematics. During my time at Calvin, I was very please with the academic challenges such a small school is able to provide. Class sizes were small (30-50 students) and in some cases, even smaller. A few of my professors even had groups of students to their house for meals and socializing. One drawback is that Calvin is not as diverse as I would have hoped. Yes, they are welcoming and loving to others, but the student population is mostly Caucasian, middle-class, and from a traditional Christian Reformed background. I received a well-rounded and rigorous academic education, but it wasn't until I graduated that I entered the "real world" to experience and learn about other cultures, religions, and viewpoints. Overall, I am pleased that I attended Calvin and I know it has prepared me to be academically and professionally successful.

Ben
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Great school with lots to do. The people there want to show as much love to you as possible. The professors are always availa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school with lots to do. The people there want to show as much love to you as possible. The professors are always available to help you with anything, not just academics. I speak honestly. Calvin College is a great school and a template for the others.

Gabrielle
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Calvin College is a caring, close-knit community who legitimately cares for its community and peers. The professors and facil...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin College is a caring, close-knit community who legitimately cares for its community and peers. The professors and facility is always there for the students, and they work hard for their students to succeed in the "real world." It truly is a home away from home.

Delaney
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Calvin College, as a whole, is attempting to be forward thinking and diverse school. But realistically the school is struggl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin College, as a whole, is attempting to be forward thinking and diverse school. But realistically the school is struggling with culture and diversity. The majority of the schools' outreach is geared towards primarily white students and international students. The school is funded by the Christian Reformed Church giving a Christian foundation to it the community and educational system. But at the same time, the school claims to welcome and cater to all religions. The reality of someone who has no Christian school background fitting in and succeeding is low. On a positive note, Calvin has a very safe campus and community. Supportive teachers and staff. Though, the Campus Safety is not the root of this safe environment. I have had personal experiences with the Campus safety not being responsive or professional. Overall Calvin College is a small safe school for those looking for a small intimate school experience.

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  • Enrollment
  • 3,806
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $31,730
  • Acceptance rate
  • 75%

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