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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

3201 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 526-6106
Admissions Phone: (800) 688-0122
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Calvin College
  • Located in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,991 students enrolled
  • 83% admitted
  • $31,730 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Dude from OH
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Be engaged! Ask questions and don't balk at answers you might not be used to. You'll potentially live with a stranger for a year, so make sure you like people! Having spent a night at the dorms, I can for sure tell you that the community and love for each other the students have is like nothing else.

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  • Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Get involved! Don't be afraid to make friends and interact with your professors and advisers. Because it's in Michigan, it gets pretty humid in the summer, and we get a lot of snow in the winter; be prepared!

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  • Anna from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a past student here

    Make sure you figure out how to pay for it. Calvin is expensive, but there are lots of awards available. Almost all Calvin students receive some type of financial aid, and it is do-able if you put some thought into it. Also, make sure you are ready to commit to succeeding academically. Calvin's classes are hard but worthwhile.

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  • Hannah from Illinois
  • I am a current student here

    To succeed at Calvin College, the key is to make relationships with your professor. Make sure they know your name, take advantage of your professor's open office hours and that the class sizes are very small. Calvin professors will not let you fail if you do not want to. Outside of the classroom, it is important to get involved in something if you desire to make quality friendships that will likely last the rest of your life.

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  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • I am a current student here

    Look into your department, most of them are great, but it is good to double check whether you think the program will be right for you. As the first year and second year are both (usually) years where you will be living in the dorm, jump right into dorm life and put yourself out there for the first few weeks, even if you are a much more introverted person (I am as well) because it will make the rest of your time much easier and more friendly. I think the people at Calvin is one of the main reasons to go, so if you put some effort in to open yourself up a bit, there is a lot that will be given to you in return.

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