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Calvin College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 129 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,490)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,271)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 62 55 - -
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 15 15 - -
Golf 9 6 - -
Soccer 23 24 - -
Softball - 14 - -
Swimming 20 28 - -
Tennis 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 24 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 8.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 79.2%
Percent of students with disability 14%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Erica from Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 4
  • you find especially close community in the living-learning communities. the campus is not very big so it is easy to visit people in other dorms. there are many activities you…

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  • Melanie from North Chili, NY
  • 4
  • There are always planned events to participate in; so many that it is sometimes overwhelming! The dorm motto is open doors equal happy floors and the school is all about…

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  • Anna from Brooklyn, NY
  • 3
  • Because it's a Christian school, Calvin not only has a lot of rules but also enforces them. This is good if you like structure, but by the time I was…

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  • Natasha from Wyoming, MI
  • 5
  • i absolutely love living in the dorms. i have the option of moving out of them for my sophomore year, but i definitely won't. the community in the dorms is…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Dude from OH
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    College food. I grew up with my mom's homemade cooking, so nothing will ever compare!

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  • 5
  • Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are two dinning halls, Commons and Knollcrest. They both have hot lines, but Commons has a pizza section and Knollcrest has a *fantastic* sandwich line, in addition to an allergy/gluten/vegan section. I'm not too picky about my food so I can always find something good to eat.

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  • 3
  • Anna from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a past student here

    Calvin's two main dinning halls, Knollcrest and Commons, are fairly decent. There are several options, but the food does get boring after a few years. Their rice was always terrible, but the desserts (made by the Calvin bakery) were always really good. Definitely got the freshman 15.

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  • 3
  • Hannah from Illinois
  • I am a current student here

    Calvin has two dining halls, one of which was just recently remodeled this summer. For someone who is not very picky, Calvin has good options. If the hot line does not look as appealing, both dining halls have two salad bars, a sandwich bar, a pizza bar, and a special line unique to each dining hall (one has a taco/burrito stand, and the other has a wellness bar with someone cooking your order right in front of you). Therefore the beauty of the dining hall is that there are many options so it is close to impossible to go hungry during meals.

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  • 4
  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • I am a current student here

    This is an area of a little bit of conflicting opinions. I believe the food was great and there was a good bit of variety, but some people complained about the food with differing opinions (though if you get every meal at the dining hall for two years in a row, I imagine many places would start to feel bland after that period of time). Don't go to Calvin for the food itself, but I think you will enjoy the food enough.

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  • 4
  • CH
  • I am a current student here

    Not the best food, but you definitely have a lot of options and can eat healthy if you chose. You have to remember they are making food for a ton of people, so it is fine with all things considered. I personally like making my own salad or going down the vegetarian line and customizing my meals. You can also order sack lunches online and pick them up during the day, which is nice when you have a tight squeeze between classes.

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  • 4
  • Female from Central Indiana
  • I am a current student here

    The two dining halls are different enough to provide a good variety of food, depending on what you want. Overall, the quality of food is good; however, I have noticed it improves on special occasions, such as when the parents are on campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not greek, nor do I have any greek friends, so I cannot comment on how those who are greek conduct themselves on campus.

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  • 0
  • CH
  • I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life, which means no hazing or other dangerous activities that occur at other institutions. The bonding is still there without any of the dangerousness that Greek Life can bring.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    none; which is nicer than you'd think. There's no pressure to be perfect all the time and to have recommendations and find new sorority sisters. There's no drinking or hazing, and no comparing people to others. It's wonderful.

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