#2 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Student Population
Calvin College overview
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Online calvin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Christian Reformed Church
Calvin College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calvin College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Christian Reformed Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,416 prospective students applied, and 2,627 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 790 enrolled in the school.  3,476 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 256 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $36,100 plus fees of $200. Calvin College is ranked 249 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Calvin College is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1140/1360
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.67
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Aug 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Calvin College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $10,600
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$50,900

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Calvin College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Education 12%
Health Professions 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169080 IPEDS survey data for Calvin College.

Current students may use the Calvin College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.