Get to know us

While the full Calvin experience can’t be reduced to rankings and awards, they do tell part of our story. Here are some of the most important things you should know about our community:

 

General

  • Founded 1876
  • President Michael K. Le Roy, PhD
  • Mascot Joust the Knight
  • School colors Maroon and gold
  • Location Grand Rapids, Mich. | Map
  • Campus 400 acres
  • Motto “My heart I offer to you Lord, promptly and sincerely”
  • Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Calvin University is a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization.

 

Student body profile 2020-2021

  • Total enrollment 3,307
  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%
  • U.S. ethnic minorities 17%
  • International students 12%
  • Acceptance rate 73%

 

Academics 2020–2021

 

Costs (2021-22)

  • Tuition $37,990
  • Wellness fee $250
  • Room and board (19 meal plan included) $10,800
  • Books and supplies *$1,300
  • Personal living expenses *$1,500
  • Transportation *$500–$2,000
  • *Estimated costs

    For more information, visit Financial Services »

     

    Athletics

    • Affiliations MIAA, NCAA III, ACHA (hockey)
    • Varsity teams 21
    • NCAA Division III National Titles 11
    • MIAA titles since 2000 105
    • Academic All-Americans 122 (Top 10 among Division III institutions)
    • Intramural, club sport, and group fitness options 60
    • Intramural participation 50% of the student body

     

    Student Life

    • First- and second-year students living on campus 97%
    • Residence halls 7
    • Living-learning communities 4
    • Student organizations 80
    • Service-learning participation 99%

     

    Outcomes

    • Graduates employed or in graduate school (2018) 99.5%
    • Internships reported 85%
    • Science graduates who go on to earn PhDs Top 5% among baccalaureate institutions