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U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 on its Midwest Regional Colleges list.
Get world-class teaching in everything from physics to philosophy, business to biology. You’ll find what you love and plenty of what you never expected.
Our average student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1, meaning you’ll get more individual attention and a more personal classroom experience.
How’s that for an average financial aid package? 99% of students receive some form of financial aid.
Calvin welcomes students from near and far, including 11% international students and 15% U.S. ethnic minorities.
Calvin is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, a denomination that supports our mission of equipping students to be agents of renewal in God’s world.
Calvin’s Campus Safety officers are top notch, and Grand Rapids is the third-safest college town in America according to SafeWise.com.
We’re proud of our trees—all 3,500 of them (yes, we’ve counted). And we’ve been recognized for it: Calvin has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Since 2000, Calvin has secured 117 conference titles and five NCAA DIII national championships.
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If you'll be entering Calvin as a first-year U.S. student, here's what you need to know:
International students include American citizens living abroad and citizens of another country (including Canada) outside of the United States.
Our transfer coordinator and transfer advisor will work with you one-on-one to help make your transition to Calvin as smooth as possible.
Now that you're admitted to Calvin, it's time to start making Calvin your place! Take these next steps to confirm your enrollment and get connected to the Calvin community.
Contact us if you're unsure of next steps.
Calvin is an NCAA Division III institution, and as such we focus on the true student-athlete experience. We offer 21 varsity sports, as well as club sports and intramurals.
Calvin welcomes those who have faithfully served our country. It's our goal to provide prompt, courteous and professional service to you during your time as a student here.
Calvin College is an affiliate of the Army ROTC program at Western Michigan University (Grand Rapids branch). You can participate in this program through WMU while studying at Calvin.
Come to our in-depth Fridays at Calvin visit program and experience Calvin from a student's perspective! Options for the day include attending chapel, visiting classes and meeting with professors, and information sessions about diversity initiatives, athletics, off-campus programs and financial aid.
Parents—you play a key role in your student's admissions process! Take a look through the following information and please get in touch with us if we can help in any way. We're excited to connect with you and your student!