Calvin University


Calvin University

Calvin University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that prepares students to be Christ's agents of renewal in the world. More than 99 percent of our grads are employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation. Through rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, students learn to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly. Calvin students and faculty pursue excellence as they explore every area of study:  in the lab, in an art show, even in a jump shot. It's a bold path, but our 3,500 students and 60,000 alumni will tell you it's a path worth traveling. Apply today and step boldly into your amazing future.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Christian

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To apply to Calvin, please submit the following: - The Common Application - High school transcript – completed by your guidance counselor through the application - College transcripts – if you’ve done any college course work - Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, or CLT) are optional. (Submitting test scores will not disadvantage students, but some named scholarships require standardized test scores for consideration.)

Beginning with students who apply for fall 2021 admission, Calvin will no longer require students to submit standardized test scores when applying for undergraduate admission. Our admission team will consider each application individually to learn about your academic achievements, unique talents, leadership, and service activities, and any other information you choose to submit in your application. We look for students who demonstrate they want to be involved in a welcoming and diverse campus community and who value faith, discovery, and community.


To apply to Calvin, please submit the following: Application - High school transcript - College transcripts – from any college(s) you have attended; an official transcript is required for admissions consideration and transfer credit evaluation.

Additional Information

Calvin's academic scholarships are awarded based on your high school GPA, the academic rigor of your high school, and your standardized test score. These scholarships range from $10,000-20,000 per year, and are renewable for up to four years. Academic scholarships are awarded to admitted students beginning in December. Over four years of study at Calvin, you may qualify for $40,000–$80,000 in scholarships. In addition, you can also apply for need-based financial aid by submitting a FAFSA (starting October 1). You are also encouraged to apply for named scholarships between December 1 and February 1.

Visit us

Schedule your campus visit today! You can visit Calvin virtually or in-person (when pandemic restrictions are lifted). Contact us at or call 800-688-0122. Your visit choices include virtual visits and meet-ups online, or in-person visit  programs such as Fridays at Calvin - our premiere campus visit program offered on 21 Fridays throughout the year; individual visits - arranged on the weekday of your choice; department visit days - a deep dive into the majors and programs that interest you most; summer visits - offered every weekday throughout the summer months. Register today!

"We want all our students to achieve greatness, not for personal gain, but for the God we serve. Greatness, whether in business, government, arts, science, church, community or family, is a good thing. We aspire to have great influence for God's kingdom."

Doug Vander Griend, Professor, Chemistry
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School location

3201 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546, United States of America

Phone number

(616) 526-6106