College Deliberately: Calvin University

Calvin University is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes religion, culture and career located in the city of Grand Rapids, MI. It is known for Engineering, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Business Administration and Management.

Calvin University

place 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
phone Phone: (616) 526-6000
web Web: http://www.calvin.edu/
  • Calvin University is also known as:
    Calvin University, Calvin


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Calvin University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1930-01-01 2025-08-31
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
14% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Calvin University is in NCAA Division III without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Ice Hockey Men’s 43
Swimming and Diving Women’s 39
Baseball Men’s 33

The complete list of sports at Calvin University is available for members.

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Tuition for Calvin University is in the 80.6 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as expensive.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Calvin University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Calvin University within those restrictions.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around Calvin University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Calvin University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.