Calvin College

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.

Enrollment

For Year: 
2013-2014
Undergraduate Students: 
3,959
Graduate Students: 
75

Student Profile

Male %: 
45
Female %: 
55
In-State Students %: 
61
Out-of-State %: 
39
Number of Undergraduate Majors: 
85
Number of Minors-Concentration Fields: 
39

Most Popular Majors

Tuition: 
$29,400
Room & Board: 
$9,485

Financial Aid Data

Students with Demonstrated Financial Need %: 
63
Average Financial Aid Package: 
$17,960
Percent Need Met (Need-basied Aid) %: 
70

Class Size

Student/Faculty Ratio: 
12:1
Fewer than 20 Students %: 
35
Fewer than 50 Students %: 
98

Faculty

Full-time Faculty %: 
80
Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree %: 
85

Athletics & Intramural Activities

Athletic Division: 
NCAA Division III, MIAA
Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intermurals %: 
50

Co-curricular Activities

Student Clubs and Organizations: 
70

3201 Burton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
800-688-0122
www.calvin.edu

Year Founded: 1876
President: Michael K. Le Roy

Interesting Facts

Calvin engineering majors routinely demonstrate excellence on national and state exams. In October 2003, 100 percent of Calvin engineering students (44 of 44) passed the exam given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, one of four steps required to become a licensed engineer. By May of 2007, 91 percent of those graduating from this program had received a job offer.
U.S.News & World Report ranks Calvin among the top tier of national Liberal Arts Colleges. Calvin also appears on a list of Up-and-Coming Schools and the top 25 schools committed to undergraduate teaching.