Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College


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Recent Reviews

Abigail
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...

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.

Karisa
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Calvin College has a wonderful campus. The classes are very small between 20 and 40 students and the professors really take t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin College has a wonderful campus. The classes are very small between 20 and 40 students and the professors really take the time to learn each student's name. The professors know a lot about their subject and are excited about it. Calvin has an student organization called Dance Guild which is run completely by students. It puts on a show each semester and is the largest student organization on campus. Hundreds of students participate in the show and even more attend.

Bryan
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Attending this 4 year-college has help me so far in specific manners such as furthering my awareness on how much urban planni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Attending this 4 year-college has help me so far in specific manners such as furthering my awareness on how much urban planning effects our communities. Ranging from the form streets, buildings, and parks are built to how gentrification alters the landscape and the families. Another distinction I have made during my time in college is being more conscious of the balance of enjoying life and learning. Most of my socializing occurs within specific groups, such as in Puentes, My Brother’s Keeper, and LASA. Each group has a progressive mission in which I enjoy participating, let my schedule allow. Through the events organized by these groups I am able interact with the surrounding community in unique ways, such as by raising fundraisers for children with disabilities, making a stance in peaceful protests, supporting peers, and networking. Aside from this, the unity and bursts of warmth spark a joy in being among the presence of such motivated and talented individuals. This half enables me to fuel my nagging for venture, while my academics quench my thirst for knowledge.

Lillie
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The people here will take care of you. I've had staff members buy me meals and invite me into their homes. If you ask for hel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The people here will take care of you. I've had staff members buy me meals and invite me into their homes. If you ask for help you will find it. All of the professors and much of the staff want to help students succeed in whatever way they can no matter what success looks like for the student. I've heard of people struggling to find a social circle they fit into. Calvin is a place where people who are able to put themselves out there (join clubs, get an on campus job, speak to professors, etc.) really thrive. Don't worry if that doesn't sound like you, because the Calvin community will work to prepare you to advocate for yourself and others. And sometimes people, peers, and professors will approach you.

Madyson
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The atmosphere at Calvin is very warm, welcoming and serene. I am an admitted student, schedule to begin in the fall of 2018...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The atmosphere at Calvin is very warm, welcoming and serene. I am an admitted student, schedule to begin in the fall of 2018. When I visited the campus, I was greeted by not only the students, but also the faculty of the school, which was a great feeling. I am looking forward to being part of the Calvin College community.

Bethany
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Calvin college has such an inviting community that is ever growing. There are always new opportunities to meet new people, ge...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Calvin college has such an inviting community that is ever growing. There are always new opportunities to meet new people, get involved, and try new things. What's really great about Calvin is that the ratio of students to professors creates an environment for students to connect better with classmates as well as the professors.

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

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