Calvin University Reviews

4.21 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
  • Grand Rapids (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,600
100% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
kara clark - 11/8/2019
Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2001
"Calvin College was a great experience for my college years. I am a California Native so traveling to Michigan was just the beginning of my adventure. Calvin offered me a great love for learning, life lessons and friendships. I am thankful for my time at Calvin College because it helped me become the person I am today. IF you are thinking about choosing Calvin- YES! Your answer should be yes!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 6/30/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010
"Calvin College was a great undergraduate experience. I always felt right at home at Calvin and I felt that, after graduation, I was more than prepared for my future career. The Calvin College Social Work department, is truly exceptional and is an advanced accredited program. I am thankful for the opportunity to attend Calvin, and I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for their College of choice."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Alanna Vanhuizen - 3/22/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Calvin College is a fantastic school that has the funding and opportunities of a large state school while maintaining the small private school atmosphere and class sizes. Where as many private institutions do not have the resources to provide students with opportunities, Calvin offers close relationships with professors on research projects - like a larger institution or state school, while keeping small class sizes!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Abigail Schutte - 3/6/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am so grateful for my education! Calvin College prepared me to go on and pursue a graduate degree. It it because of my outstanding professors that I too hope to be a professor one day. Calvin provides you with not only an amazing education, but also a supportive community. I cannot recommend Calvin College enough!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jin Young Lee - 2/27/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Calvin College is a Christian school where faith is integrated into classes, but no one forces you to attend church. Most of the students are of Dutch descent, and from a Christian Reformed background. However, Calvin College has been excellent in recruiting international students, because the international population has been steadily growing annually. The academics are rigorous, but most professors are very helpful and friendly. Professional degrees, such as engineering, nursing, and education are favored and supported by the school. However, certain humanities departments and arts have been hit severely by budget cuts. I have a studio art minor, and three of my professors that I have taken art classes from have left the school. There is not much around campus, and to have the most fun and experience of the city, you must have access to a car. Winters are long and dark, but the summers are nice. Calvin College is also not far from Lake Michigan, which is beautiful both in the summer and winter."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Michael David - 2/6/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"My Calvin experience was brilliant. The 4 years I spent there were incredible and taught me enormous amounts. Apart from learning the science and art behind the practice of nursing. I learnt about what it meant to use my skills with my calling to be a positive change in this broken world. They have start of the art classroom facilities as well as experienced professors. They are recognized for the individual attention they can provide to students in the classrooms. At Calvin I also was allowed to take classes outside of my major so that I could have a more informed perspective and worldview which is something I enjoyed doing and respect about Calvin College."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Abbey - 2/2/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I had a great time at Calvin, and learned a lot. The biochemistry program was very thorough and provided a lot of hands on experience in the lab. There are also plenty of opportunities to work with professors on projects, as long as you're willing to ask. There's also plenty to do outside of class, as different organizations are always holding some event or other. As for the religious aspect, there are plenty of opportunities to become closer to God. Chapel is held every weekday and LOFT every Sunday. Calvin also helped me a great deal with integration of faith and learning. If you're considering Calvin as an atheist, I would still urge you to continue considering Calvin. While you will have to take a few religion classes (which you may find interesting anyway), most of the time religion is not being shoved down your throat. Yes, atheists are in the minority here, but my experience has found that the majority of the people at Calvin are open and willing to talk about worldviews that may be different from their own."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Manabu - 6/29/2016
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015
"Calvin College is a faith based institution of higher education in Michigan where it is very cold in the winters; however, if you can survive the frigid months of unrelenting snow, this is a great place to be! The students, staff, and faculty are some of the kindest people that you will ever meet. The professors care not only about your academic performance but also your personal well-being. Although very rigorous, the history program at Calvin College teaches students the valuable skills of learning how to conduct advanced research and writing well-culminating with a required thesis to graduate in the program. If you wish to attend a college that integrates faith and learning- there is no better place than Calvin College."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Justin - 5/31/2016
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013
"Calvin College is a wonderful institution which has a wonderfully rich and challenging academic program. While steeped in the reformed tradition, students arrive from many backgrounds leading to great dialog. I loved my time at Calvin and would encourage anyone to attend."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Susie Wesseldyke - 4/30/2016
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great program that offered many types of classes: on campus, online, and hybrid. Students can be enrolled in the program even if they do no live close to the college. All of my professors were great; I was assigned thoughtful work and it didn't seem like hoop-jumping."