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.
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.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1876|
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.
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 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.
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:
The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned-below:
|Cost Head||Expenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year|
|Room and board||10,800|
|Books and Supplies||1,300|
|Insurance and Personal Expenses||4,000|
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.
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.
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$34,600 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Calvin College Enrollment||4449|
|Average Graduation Rate||66.4%|
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
|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|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary