Calvin College

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Calvin College was founded on August 4, 1876 as part of the Calvin College and Theological Seminary by the Christian Reformed Church in North America, which practices and professes the Reformed traditions of Protestantism. Calvin College is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and despite its religious affiliation, the college welcomes students of all religious backgrounds and beliefs that are seeking a liberal arts education. The college’s name—Calvin College—came from John Calvin, a famous Protestant theologian and reformer during the Protestant Reformation.

Program Options

Calvin College offers undergraduate majors and minors in over 115 academic and pre-professional fields of study. Some of the more popular undergraduate programs at Calvin College include engineering, nursing and business.

Core curriculum

The undergraduate liberal arts program at Calvin College is composed of a core currriculum divided into three parts: Gateway, Competencies and Studies, and Capstone. Over four years, the average student at Calvin will complete over 45 semester hours of core curriculum courses.


Calvin is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is an active member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

General Information

Admission Office

3201 Burton Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6106

(800) 688-0122

Fax: (616) 526-6777

Contact: Dale Kuiper

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

3201 Burton Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6000

Total undergrads: 4,104

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 936

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,021

Graduate enrollment: 67


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 94%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 86%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Conducting B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages B
Classics B
Dutch/Flemish B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Greek, Modern B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication Disorders B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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