About Calvin College
On Campus Housing
Located in Grand Rapids, MI, Calvin University is a private, Christian Reformed Church university. In addition to over 3,746 undergraduate students, CU also boasts of over 94 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 3,840. The school has an academic staff of 320 who teach various courses to the students. Interestingly, Calvin University has an ethnically diverse student population. At CU around 69% are white, 13% are Non-resident alien, and 5% are Asian. And, at the university, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Patricia Rozema (Television director, Screenwriter), Wayne Huizenga (Businessperson, Entrepreneur), Paul Schrader (Film critic, Screenwriter), and Todd Martinez (Chemist). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At CU, 212 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Calvin University at the 266th position among other national universities.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $50,900. The average annual tuition cost ($36,300), books and supplies ($1,300), room and boarding ($10,600), and budget for other expenses ($2,700) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$70,660 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At CU, $10,600 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 47% and 53%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,084, whereas the financial aid is $18,886. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,412, while the institutional aid is $18,886. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Calvin University add up to $23,786,948 per year.