Calvin College

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Calvin College can be found in Grand Rapids, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 4,400 students are enrolled at Calvin College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1048 (25th percentile) to 1310 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Calvin College average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 70% of all students that apply are granted admission to Calvin College, from which 36% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Calvin College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Calvin College was reported as 69.7% in Fall 2013 with over 4,000 applications submitted to Calvin College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Calvin College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Calvin College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Calvin College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 92.8%
  • 2010-2011: 92.3%
  • 2011-2012: 75.4%
  • 2012-2013: 75.5%
  • 2013-2014: 69.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 76.6%

How Does Calvin College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Calvin College is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Aquinas College71.4%
Cornerstone University68.1%
Grace Bible College74.9%
Hope College72.5%
Kalamazoo College66.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Calvin College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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