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
Being a public health student has been interesting. The program is very new (only about 3 years old) and it shows. All of the professors are in other departments as well, and there aren't very many students, so sometimes the program seems like an afterthought. But I think with time, it has the potential to be a great program! The workload is pretty light compared to other majors in the sciences, but it's still a considerable size. Internship opportunities are rare, but this is because the department is so small and new, not many connections have been made yet.
- College Senior
- Jan 18 2015
Challenging and Intensive: Students Are Well Prepared – This is the first year Calvin has had a Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology, and they have truly risen to the occasion. We do not feel as though we are guinea pigs in a first year experiment because the program is so well organized and the professors are very well prepared. There have been some small bumps along the way, but nothing unexpected. This workload is intense, but it is no more intense nor any less intense than any other ASHA-certified program. If anything, this program is a step above the rest as the professors ensure that each student is receiving the support they need. The facilities are excellent in the DeVos building, and the windows make the environment so welcoming, even when students have to spend the entire day there!
- College Senior
- Aug 12 2012
There are many off-campus dining options near Calvin! Subway, Culvers, Starbucks, Bigby Coffee, Krispy Kreme, and Taco Bell are very close to campus. Steak 'n' Shake is also nearby and is a fun place to go out with your friends late at night. Steak 'n' Shake is always full of Calvin students, and the woman who works the late night shift is really nice! Other restaurants nearby are Malarky's, Panera, TGI Friday's, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Noodles & Company, Zoup, and Old Chicago. Noodles & Company has a Calvin Student discount: buy one, get one free for everything! Another spot nearby is Yesterdog, a popular hot dog restaurant. It is a must-go place for all the locals. A little-known spot that has come to be one of my favorites is a local Ethiopian restaurant. It is rather expensive so I do not go often, but I like to go and split the sample platter with a few friends.
- College Freshman
- Feb 11 2013