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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students3,869
   Women2,136 (55.2%)
   Men1,733 (44.8%)
Graduate Students121


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate74% of 3,824 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.70 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math602 average
530-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading592 average
520-670 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$45,270
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met78%
Average Freshman Award$25,227
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population192,294
Nearest Metropolitan AreaGrand Rapids
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.1% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students10.0% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning86.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.59 4.14 490 540 27
Low 2.74 3.40 490 540 20
High 4.00 4.50 490 540 34
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