September 12, 2022 | Matt Kucinski

A student walks on a path on Calvin University's park-like campus, a U.S. News badge is overlayed.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 Best Colleges Guidebook rankings today. In this year’s edition, Calvin University ranks fourth overall among all Midwest regional universities featured.

The digital news and information company released the report online today, which helps prospective students and their families evaluate colleges and universities based on up to 17 measures of academic quality, such as first-year retention rates, graduation rates, and the strength of faculty. Outcome-related measures like graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness, and social mobility are the most highly weighted ranking factor, making up 40% of a school’s overall score.

In the Midwest Regional Universities category, Calvin University ranks #8 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and #2 for "Most International Students."

Calvin also continues to remain in the top 50 of the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” list, which ranks all colleges and universities in the United States that are non-doctorate-granting institutions.

Consistent recognition

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Calvin University is also given high marks by a number of other leading rankings guidebooks, including Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes, Money, Niche, Washington Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, to name a sampling.

And, the Princeton Review, which includes Calvin as one of the best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, also lists it as a top 10 school nationwide for its student support and counseling and wellness services, and in the top 20 nationwide for the eleventh straight year for its health services.

About Calvin University

Founded in 1876, Calvin University is a top-ranked, liberal arts institution that equips its more than 3,200 students from 48 U.S. states, 55 countries, and five Canadian provinces to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Calvin offers 100+ majors and programs, including a growing portfolio of graduate-level offerings. Calvin students engage in intensive internships, community-based service learning, and significant research that results in publishing and presenting alongside world-class faculty. The university’s 400-acre campus is in the vibrant city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Discover more at

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, Real Estate, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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