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The pursuit of excellence

Excellence requires passion, dedication and courage—and it isn’t limited to the classroom. On the playing field and the court; in the stadium and the crowd—at Calvin, we fearlessly pursue excellence in all things.

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ACADEMIC OPTIONS

With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.

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It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

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Apply for free until November 15 (January 1 for international students).

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Visit Calvin

Come visit Calvin and experience campus for yourself! You’ll meet with professors, explore our impressive facilities, sit in on a class, worship with us in chapel and so much more. Find the visit option that works best for you and get a taste for life at Calvin!

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Learn why Calvin's dedication to faith and discovery have earned it the rank of #1 college in the Midwest.

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Costs & Financial Aid

Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Calvin work. Scholarships, grants and loans are the tools that make Calvin possible.

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Quick facts

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NCAA DIII varsity sports teams
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intramural sports teams and group fitness offerings available each year
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MIAA titles since 2000
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Sports Team Options

Serious about sports

Varsity sports bring out the passion of the Calvin community. Calvin has an NCAA Division III athletics program, and Calvin student-athletes rise to national recognition on a regular basis. Calvin has been in the top ten NCAA finishers more than 100 times. The famous rivalry between Calvin and nearby Hope College has been recognized as a national phenomenon in Sports Illustrated, ESPN and The New York Times.

Women's club sports

Athletics Facilities

Home of the Knights

Van Noord Arena

Everyone loves our 5,000-seat arena, which plays host to Division III national championships and MHSAA finals to concerts, convocations, graduations, keynote speakers and banquets. Whether you’re here for a quick practice or a sold-out game, this state-of-the-art facility will have you playing your best.

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Our Approach to Athletics

Higher expectations

Academics above all else

Academic excellence is the number one priority of every athlete and team. Calvin’s student-athletes have received CoSIDA Academic All-American honors 122 times—the most for any school of our size.

Joy in motion

Join intramural teams, group fitness activities or one of three dance-oriented student organizations. The largest student organization on campus, Dance Guild, stages four sold-out performances every year.

Grace in competition

We never lose sight of the God we play for. Even in the heat of competition, Calvin Knights model sportsmanship and grace, honoring the Lord in all we do.

Skills for life

Physical activity, whether it takes place on our number-one volleyball team or a weekend backpacking with friends, develops skills and habits that inform leadership, problem-solving and relationship-building.

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