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Founded in 1876, Calvin College. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,806 full time undergraduate students, and 112 full time graduate students.
The Calvin College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 262 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Calvin College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Calvin College.
99 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
72 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
100 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
102 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated academics 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated Calvin College
Calvin University is an excellent college with an inviting atmosphere. The SPAUD program is challenging, but engaging and well worth the work. Calvin offers many opportunities to become involved in campus clubs and is much more diverse than it seems. I transferred to Calvin and found that the community is much kinder and caring than my previous 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.
Calvin College is a great college for anyone! They have a variety of majors to choose from and there is always a place you can be involved in at the college. Overall, the dorm life is great and we really focus on building community whether that be in the classroom, the dorms, or in other relationships.
Calvin College is a good school but not for everyone. If you are looking for a small (ish) Christian liberal arts college with excellent professors and academics, good people, and good opportunities, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a larger school with a crazy party scene in a big city - don't go to Calvin College
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Calvin College is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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Since there is such a high acceptance rate, there are many people who simply don't care about their academic performance. This might be expected at a community college or state school, but at a private Christian school with a reputation for being highly academic, I expected more. Maybe things change after the first year, but this is just what I've seen as a freshman.
I love how Calvin has some rules, but leaves a lot up to the students. It is definitely a Christian school, and the professors are all strong believers, but they do not try to run students' lives. One result of this, unfortunately, is that some students misuse their freedom. But many others learn to make truly wise decisions on their own, which they might not have learned going to a college with very strict rules. Calvin emphasizes "responsible freedom" and "cultural discernment", and both ideologies seem to heavily influence the school's rule- and decision-making.
"intentional christian community"
hope v. calvin (mainly basketball, but in everything else too)
Most of the students in my classes are good students and are there to learn. I am in a professional program so most of the students are pretty focused.
Calvin College takes the time to address problems that are relevant through the students and community. Professors take time to make sure each students is on the right track and the upper-classmen are eager to answer any questions. When I pulled up to my dorm on move-in day, the president of the college met all of my family and helped carry my boxes all the way to the top floor. With all the upper-classmen helping out, I didn't have to carry anything up to my room. You'll never be treated like royalty at other colleges.
I wish I would have known that they are a reformed school and really are trying to reform you into what/who they want.
Someone who is not willing to work hard at school should not attend Calvin College. It's a difficult school and academics are taken seriously.
The small classes, environmental work, and definitely the brand new fieldhouse. It's amazing considering how small our campus is.
Calvin College provides a high quality education to its students.
People should attend this school who want to have a good hard education as well as develop or learn about Christianity.
The library and gym are not open on Sundays.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Calvin College receive some sort of financial aid.
28% were awarded federal grants.
While 57% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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