Calvin College takes seriously its mission to equip students to think deeply, to act justly and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. As one of the largest Christian colleges in North America, Calvin is internationally recognized as a center of faith-based liberal arts teaching and scholarship. Calvin offers its 4,000 students and 275 professors a campus environment that is just as academically challenging as it is Christian. Founded by the Christian Reformed Church, the college prepares students not only for their first job, but also for a lifetime of success and service. Calvin's multifaceted core curriculum lays a solid foundation for students studying in more than 100 academic fields. Since 2008, Calvin College has had more Goldwater Scholars than any other liberal arts college in the country. Class of 2013 graduates reported that 99% were employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.