Calvin University Overview
Calvin University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The location of Calvin is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Calvin University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Calvin is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Calvin.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Calvin bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,800 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Calvin student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Calvin University Rankings
Calvin holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Calvin.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Calvin has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Calvin University?
Contact details for Calvin are given below.
|Address:||3201 Burton Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49546|
How Do I Get Into Calvin?
You can apply to Calvin online at: www.calvin.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Calvin
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Calvin?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to Calvin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 670.
Can I Afford Calvin University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Calvin, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $7,710 a year. That adds up to $30,840 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Calvin is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Calvin University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 103 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,234 full-time undergraduates at Calvin, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Calvin University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||100|
|Hispanic or Latino||159|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Calvin University. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 52 countries are represented at Calvin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Ghana, and Canada.
Online Learning at Calvin University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Calvin has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Calvin
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Calvin University was 22.4%. This is the #833 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Calvin regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Calvin University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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