Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA-
Calvin College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
NCAA Division III (without football)
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Calvin College Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
After Calvin College
- Very Good344
The Calvin workload is tough, that's for sure, but you will get out of it what you put into it. I learned the hard way to do all my homework and complete all assigned readings, and boy has that paid off! My pre-requisite courses well-prepared me for the nursing program. Calvin also has a great core curriculum, free tutoring, plenty of study-abroad options, and cool interim courses during the month of January.
- College Junior
- 11 months ago
I would like the academic counselors to stop judging their students so hard core and negatively w/o even knowing them. Maybe ask a few questions about our life outside of classes and how hard we work in other areas of life in addition to classes? (Volunteer+internships+job+athletics) if I could go back in time I would have never attend this college. WHAT A WASTE OF MY TIME AND MONEY. Most students here don't know what it's like to work your ass off in other areas of life in addition to attending classes full time either. If you are a transfer student, run now, this college is huge on cliques, regardless of their Christain values.
- 1 month ago
I love Calvin College. I have made so many new friends, regardless that I am a freshman commuter. Calvin College is unique because its staff tries their best to incorporate the Christian faith into all of the classes and show to the public how important faith is to this college. I love all of the opportunities for extracurricular activities that Calvin has to offer. I am a volleyball fanatic and I am able to play volleyball without being on the team through intramurals. Another great feature of Calvin College is that each and every day a chapel is held in our beautiful chapel. Students listen to a different speaker each day, watch interpretive dances or videos, or sing during chapel. It is a wonderful and diverse experience. Calvin College also offers an UnLearn week which is a solid week dedicated to teaching students to forget about race. One last great thing about Calvin is that academic scholarships and grants are plentiful. People who apply don't need to worry about paying the full tuition cost because grants and scholarships are guaranteed.
- College Freshman
- 10 months ago