Calvin

Calvin College

3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    20
  • Previously Enrolled
    130

Overview of Calvin College (Calvin)

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,746
    • Men:1,740 (46.4%)
    • Women:2,006 (53.6%)

Location

Admission Information (Calvin)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Calvin College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
4
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3201 Burton Street, SE
City, State, Zip
Grand Rapids, MI  49546-4388
Phone
(616) 526-6106
Fax
(616) 526-8551
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 3,221 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 1,816 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 1,405 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
985 (37%) of 2,689 admitted students enrolled
Women
514 (34%) of 1,523 admitted students enrolled
Men
471 (40%) of 1,166 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.80
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
606 average |540-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
614 average |560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
25%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Calvin)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,100 (70.7416114554392%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,990 (21.350715964949774%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.3509296858303057%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,600 (5.556742893780722%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Calvin College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002241
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
794 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
581 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
581 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$25,195
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 581 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,150
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 487 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,551
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 85 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
299 (33.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,382

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,809 (79.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,095 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,093 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
368 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$23,940
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,090 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,198
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,838 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,856
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 242 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,228 (34.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,693

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,478
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,079

Academics & Instruction (Calvin)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


246

Part-Time Faculty


104

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 23% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,151,519

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1025
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Calvin College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (Calvin)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (106)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Voice and Opera
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education

Campus Life (Calvin)

Location & Geography

Population


192,294

Nearest Metropolitan Area


400 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Grand Rapids

Weather


Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Knights
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Calvin College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, dance guild, pre-health professionals, calvin outdoor recreation, national student speech, language, and hearing association, african students association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,524

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,746
Women
2,006
Men
1,740

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.2% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 6.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.5% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


12.0% from 62 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


94

Student Resources (Calvin)

Study resources