Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that prepares students to be Christ's agents of renewal in the world. And with 99 percent of our grads either employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation, our students are making an impact in their fields right out of the gate. Through rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, students learn to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly. As a community we dare to pursue excellence in everything we take on. We don't settle for good enough. Not in a lab, not in an art show, not even in a jump shot. It's a bold college path, but thousands of our students will tell you it's a path worth traveling, no matter what area sparks your passion. Because here we believe that no one major has the upper hand in uncovering truths about God and the world--all are invited into the discovery. Trace the college back to its roots as a ministry school in 1876, and you'll find that even our inaugural class participated in both literary and theological training. Calvin had a liberal arts bent--more than that, a desire to explore all things--from the start. With a multi-faceted core curriculum, Calvin offers students the freedom to chase the wonderings of philosophy, the intricacies of languages foreign and familiar, and the beauty of the world at a molecular level. And they're exploring these ideas both on campus and through more than 40 off-campus programs around the world. Calvin is proud to offer 100+ majors, minors and programs, with advanced courses that have often been compared to graduate-level experiences for their remarkable depth of learning. The meaningful work in a student's area of interest doesn't begin post-college, but right here during the Calvin experience--through courageous research, fast-paced internships and the chance to present and publish alongside world-class faculty. That cultivation of curiosity and innovation has propelled us into the top 5 percent of all undergraduate institutions whose grads go on to earn PhDs. In the fall of 2017, Calvin is introducing a new program called Calvin LifeWork to incoming students. It is a four-year voluntary life-readiness program featuring learning tracks in vocation, career readiness, financial literacy and life skills, and leadership development. Calvin LifeWork takes the fear and uncertainty out of a student's first steps into the post-grad world. Plus, students earn an automatic $3,000 scholarship after completing three years of the program--giving them a financial leg up as they begin their senior year.SportsAt Calvin, we strike a balance between working hard and playing hard. That's evident in our 21 varsity teams, who achieve success on the court and in the classroom, winning 11 NCAA Division III national titles and 118 Academic All-American awards. Our athletic facilities also continue to garner national attention. In fall 2017, Calvin hosts the women's volleyball national championship--the fourth NCAA Division III national championship the college has hosted in the past two years. Plus, students enjoy more than 60 intramural, club sports and group fitness options. And nobody beats the passionate loyalty of Knights fans.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1876 Christian Reformed Church 4-1-4 $129.1 million 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (616) 526-6000
overall score total score state city online paying global
100 100.0 Michigan Grand Rapids 54