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Colleges / Calvin University

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI 4-Year Private
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Calvin College Admissions

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Calvin College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Calvin College's admissions stats.

Calvin College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist No

Calvin College Application Deadlines

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Applying Early to Calvin College?


Calvin College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Calvin College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


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Transferring to Calvin College

For more information on transferring to Calvin College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Calvin College

Calvin College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Calvin College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Calvin College

What does Calvin College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Calvin College for more information on admission factors.

Calvin College Application Requirements

To apply to Calvin College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Calvin College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Calvin College?

Students admitted to Calvin College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Calvin College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Calvin College 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Calvin College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 39.13%
3.75 and 3.99 29.89%
3.50 and 3.74 14.27%
3.25 and 3.49 8.02%
3.00 and 3.24 4.62%
2.50 and 2.9 3.53%
2.00 and 2.49 0.41%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Calvin College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Calvin College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Calvin College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 61% of Calvin College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Calvin College?

To be competitive with other Calvin College applicants, you should aim to earn between 1130 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Calvin College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Calvin College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Calvin College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Calvin College?

To be most competitive at Calvin College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Calvin College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Calvin College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Calvin College Admissions FAQs


Do I have to submit test scores to Calvin College?

✅ Calvin College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Calvin College?

🟨 Calvin College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Calvin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Calvin College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

24 to 30

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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Calvin College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1330

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Math SAT Range

560 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Calvin College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.84

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Calvin College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.84. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,257

Campus Setting

Suburban

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Tuition and Fees

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