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CALVIN COLLEGE, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids, MichiganLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1876Established Year
  3840Enrollment

Calvin College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Founded in 1876 as Calvin College as a private Christian institution, Transformed into a university on July 10, 2019, Calvin University currently enrolls about 3732 students with 12% International students. The university is situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a 75% acceptance rate the university is somewhat competitive to get admission. More than 90% highly qualified faculty makes the university a very worthy option for students to seek admission.

Calvin College offers programs in Arts, Business, Communication & Media, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, Ministry Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and has an average class size of 23.

Calvin College Rankings

Ranked #3 in Regional Universities Midwest according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Ranked #5 in Best Undergraduate Teaching according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Ranked #18 in Best Value Schools according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Ranked in Best Christian Colleges in America #27 of 358 as per Niche ratings.

Ranked in Best Colleges for Education in America # 77 of 790 as per Niche ratings.

Ranked in Best Colleges for Nursing in America # 99 of 618 as per Niche ratings.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1876
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment3732
Acceptance Rate75%
Student-Faculty Ratio13:1
Graduation Rate73.7%

Calvin College Campus

Calvin College Campus

The University’s main campus is at Michigan spreads over 400 acres of land in the west of the city from which 100 acres are devoted to greenery and ecology and it has residential facilities. The Campus has adequate security for students and 69% of students have cars on campus.

The University campus houses many facilities for its students like Athletics, Native gardens, Art gallery, Dice mineralogical museum, Fish house coffee, Store, Musical performances and Calvin observatory (telescope) to name a few.

Calvin College Residence

The University has on-campus housing divided into 7 residential halls divided for male, female living. Around 97% of first and second-year students stay on campus.

  • The secure-card key access to rooms, basic furniture and furnishings, Floor kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and ovens, Free laundry facilities, computer labs, study rooms, piano/music, and games rooms are some of the facilities provided in Campus life.
  • The campus has apartment-style housing for senior students.
  • The cost of living varies between 10 -12 USD thousand including meals.

Programs offered at Calvin College

The University offers more than 100 academic undergraduate and graduate programs in Education, Engineering, Business, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences, English and Communications, and Pathology. The University has a Calvin Academy of Lifelong Learning (CALL) which is an online learning program.

The University has religious preaching programs also along with the academic programs conducted in different centers at the institution.

Application Process for Calvin College

International students who want to seek admissions at Calvin College can follow the below-mentioned application details:

How to Apply: The admission application is made through the online forms that can be the Common Application or the Calvin university application available at the university website.

Application Fee: 35 USD non-refundable application fee.

Application Deadline: The university has rolling admissions.

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree or equivalent. These transcripts must be in English and are attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
  • English Language proficiency test(s) for international non-native English speaking applicants.
  • International Certification of finances to be submitted.
  • Statement of Purpose,

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned-below:

Cost HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees36,100
Room and board10,800
Books and Supplies1,300
Insurance and Personal Expenses4,000
Total52,200

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The university allows application for financial aid at no extra cost. The applications must be submitted within the deadlines and with all required supportive documents like parent’s income or savings statements or Sponsor’s financial documents.

The university offers international students scholarships to study in the USA, grants, loans, student employment and military benefits as financial aid. Academic scholarships are based on merits and standardized test scores and other scholarships have their own criteria to be met in order to receive the same. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid at the University.

Alumni Network

The University Alumni association provides career services, academic and travel help, library access and worship opportunities among other services to its members. The association also connects old students to new as mentors or employers and collects funds in order to help the university students.

The SPARK magazine is one way to keep in touch besides social media. Some notable alumni of the University are Jeannine Oppewall,Academy Award-nominated production designer; Alvin Plantinga, Religion philosopher; Patricia Rozema, filmmaker; Paul Schrader, Filmmaker; Carl Strikwerda, President of Elizabethtown College; Jay Van Andel, co-founder of Amway, John Van Engen, Professor; and John Witte Jr. Emory University professor.

Calvin University Placements 

The university uses the Handshake career system to place its students with companies and organizations. The career system allows students to surf and apply online for various jobs and helps in enhancing their employable skills.

The University has a dedicated career center that helps the students to find suitable internships and jobs. The university also has on-campus placement workshops and job fairs. Arbor, Tekton, Perrigo, Macatawa Bank, and 2 fish companies are some of the valued employers of the university that recruit students regularly.

93% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 44,800 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.

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Calvin College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population4449
FAFSA Code002241
Application Cost$35
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$34,600 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score121511001330 64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610560660-
Mathematics605540670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272330 65%
English272231-
Mathematics262329-

Calvin College Acceptance Rate

83.5%

Acceptance Rate

3221

Total Applicants

4449

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

44.8%

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55.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program83.5%
Total Applicants5070
Total Enrolled4232
Graduate
Graduate Programs83.5%
Total Applicants260
Total Enrolled217

Calvin College Enrollment

Enrollment
Calvin College Enrollment4449
Undergraduate Enrollment4232
Graduate Enrollment217
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate66.4%

Attendance Cost

$34,600

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$34,600 / Year
Post Graduate Program$25,020 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,100 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,990 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,990 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,600 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,400 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
3222314478-
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