Calvin University

Calvin University

Calvin University is a top-ranked liberal arts university where academic excellence meets Christian conviction. We prepare students to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as 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. At Calvin you’ll gain practical skills for success in a career you will love and be inspired to pursue your own unique calling. We want you to join our 3,200 students and growing network of over 55,000 alumni. Apply today!

Academic Programs

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

Student experience

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

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.)

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.

Additional Information

100% of new Calvin students receive financial aid. The Calvin Promise is our commitment of at least $21,000 in financial aid for qualifying students based on your high school GPA and the academic rigor of your high school. (Learn more at You can also apply for need-based financial aid by submitting a FAFSA. We also encourage you to apply for named scholarships between December 1 and January 31, 2024.

Visit us

Schedule your campus visit today at or call 800-688-0122. Visit us in person or online. What will your personalized visit include? Learn about your favorite areas of study and tour the classrooms and labs. Attend a music performance. Talk with a professor about your goals. Have lunch with students. Sit in on a lab, class, or rehearsal. Cheer on the Knights at a home game. We’d love to host you—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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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

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

Phone number

(616) 526-6106