Kuyper College

3333 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, United States
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Overview of Kuyper College

About this school

Kuyper College (formerly Reformed Bible College), founded in 1939, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 34-acre campus is located in Grand Rapids.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:208
    • Men:80 (38.5%)
    • Women:128 (61.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kuyper 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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
3333 East Beltline, NE
City, State, Zip
Grand Rapids, MI  49525-9749
Phone
(616) 988-3621
Fax
(616) 222-3045
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
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
Not 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
-
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
73% of 154 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 109 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 45 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
60 (53%) of 113 admitted students enrolled
Women
44 (52%) of 84 admitted students enrolled
Men
16 (55%) of 29 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• 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
Not reported
• 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
447 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,090 (68.19945673263484%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,254 (23.457508731082655%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (2.5869874531108525%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,780 (5.756047083171647%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kuyper College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002311
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
27 (96.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
26 (96.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
26 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$16,518
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 26 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,498
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 17 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,899
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
137 (93.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
125 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
125 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
5 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$18,369
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 125 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,426
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 95 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,820
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
14 (9.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,644

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,147
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
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
Business, Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


13

Part-Time Faculty


28

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


20%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

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
93,002

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
70
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


Kuyper College provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Accounting
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Area and ethnic studies, Agriculture, Architecture, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Communication technologies, Communication/journalism, Computer and information sciences, Construction trades, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies, English, Family and consumer sciences, Foreign languages and literature, Health professions and related sciences, History, Interdisciplinary studies, Law/legal studies, Liberal arts/general studies, Library science, Mathematics and statistics, Mechanic and repair technologies, Military science and military technologies, Natural resources/environmental science, Other, Parks and recreation, Personal and culinary services, Philosophy and religious studies, Physical sciences, Precision production, Psychology, Public administration and social services, Science technologies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Social sciences, Theology and religious vocations, Transportation and materials moving, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


192,294

Nearest Metropolitan Area


34 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
10 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


42% 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


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not 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
-
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kuyper College offers choral groups, drama theatre, intramurals, student activities club, helping and nurturing during service, yearbook, roots

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


168

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
208
Women
128
Men
80

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.0% Asian
  • 3.5% Black/African-American
  • 0.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.6% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 6 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources