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Calvin College

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Visiting And Contact Information

3201 Burton Street S.E.

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

United States

Phone: 616-526-6106

Fax: 616-526-6777

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 80
SAT:
% Submitting Score:30%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:518 - 650
     Math Middle 50%:530 - 660
ACT:
% Submitting Score:81%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:23 - 28
     English Middle 50%:22 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.66
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:40.3%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:24.4%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:16%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:8.1%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8.7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:2.5%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:30%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:55%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:45%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 4,001
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,792
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,006
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $35.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 08/15
Notification Begins: 11/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Not Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Very important
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:12
     English:3
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Foreign Language:0
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:17
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    80
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    518 - 650
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    530 - 660
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  •      English Middle 50%:
    22 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.66
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    08/15
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