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Reviews 587 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Sometimes they seem to be a bit too strict like the open hours and dry campus. But it's understandable.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There isn't much on-campus parties except for the school-planned ones. As an international kid, we have alot of parties of our own in the dorms, but we don't go out much to party. It's pretty fun, but sometimes it gets tiring to just be stuck in school since most of us dont have any car and the transportation is pretty terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus safety takes you places when it's late, but since the school isn't huge, there isn't any public transportation

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's nice, could be better but not terrible either. The social atmosphere is good, where the dorms get together and do things often. Cost is pretty high compared to the fact that you must live with a roomate and share a bathroom. Housing process wasn't a big problem, and most people got rooms they wanted.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's okay, but since the school is struggling financially as well, they tend to give less than most students need. However, it isn't that they don't give any either.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There isn't much to do in our town. You have to go to downtown to see some museums and such.There isn't TOO much to do though, and places close pretty early.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The admission process seemed pretty okay, like most other colleges. There wasn't much difficulty getting into the college.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in the education program, but I haven't taken much classes yet. The education course is pretty intense so it's important to pace yourself. I enjoyed the one class I took; the professor was enthusiastic. Internships are not to hard to find because there are local schools around as well as a lot of connections offered by the school.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It depends on your view, but if you want a dry campus, you got it. The drinking takes place outside (since it is dry campus). Drugs is completely illegal.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is enough, but you need a car to get to most places. There aren't that much healthy restaurants close by, and there's no place to order from late at night except pizza.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: It's usually pretty full but people seem to find parking spaces available easily unless there is a major event. I think the ticketing and such are a bit unnecessary especially when it's students parking just for a short while.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It seems safe to walk around campus even at night. They have campus security checking school grounds often and escorts to take students back to their dorms if it is late at night.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I plan to find one during the next school year. An internship would be helpful in growing my understanding and appreciation for the business world. I am not sure how to go about looking for an internship, but am hoping that it is not to difficult.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I like business but wish it could be more hands on. I would chose this career path again. I would just modify my expectations for the classes and have my own hands on experiences such as internships or other business people to discuss what I would be learning in class. I plan on starting my own business, so my only concern is that I will be prepared to go and organize a working business.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms is a great experience at Calvin. Many people make a great effort to include others on the floor and there are many floor events to grow the close feeling of those living in the dorm. KHvR is the absolute best dorm to live in. This dorm has air conditioning, big kitchens, big bathrooms, nice lighting, and large community lobbies. I would live in this dorm all four of my college years if possible.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and have not visited off campus living spaces, so I do not know much about the off campus area!

4 College Junior

Majors: I think if you're in the honors program you have a lot more opportunities to explore in the biology program, but overall there are lots of activities and things to do. There's research on campus with the professors which is competitive to get into and then there are various other opportunities in different departments that you can explore. Mainly its a hard major, but it does teach you a lot.

3 College Junior

Majors: I'm in biology so there is not criteria for admission. Basically, it's hard and you have to invest yourself and study the material extremely well in order to succeed.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics are great, but there are not a lot of scholarships for them. Men's basketball is a big spectator sport and that's the main one. All of the teams do really well, but there is not much spectators for many of the other sports.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is a tough academic school and quite expensive, but if you can excel and do well you can get good scholarships that will help pay for a lot of the schooling.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Health services does a very good job at giving you quality care

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: What a great place to go to school, I loved calvin. I had a blast.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Bars and parties are both easy to find and usually quite fun

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2 College Senior

Drug Safety: Again, people do definitely smoke and drink, but don't wear it on your sleeve. If you're obvious, you'll get caught and get kicked out. But seriously, who wants to stand out as an obvious drug user? If you do this is not the place for you.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Mad hotties at Calvin. But be advised, they can be conservative.

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