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Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin, founded in 1876, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 370-acre campus is located in a suburban area of Grand Rapids.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,807
   Women 2,065 (54.2%)
   Men 1,742 (45.8%)
Graduate Students 111
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 75% of 3,981 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 594 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 581 average
520-635 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $45,270
  Tuition and Fees $31,730
  Room and Board $9,840
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $24,924
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 262
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Grand Rapids Population 192,294
Nearest Metropolitan Area Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Knights
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.2% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 10.6% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%