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Calvin College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: Christian Reformed
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 4,130
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $90,351,461
Admissions Address

3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Website

http://www.calvin.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@calvin.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dale Kuiper
Admissions office telephone: (616) 526-6106
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.calvin.edu/admin/admissions/apply.htm Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $50 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 12 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
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
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 96%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 96%
Total applicants: 2,263
Total acceptances: 2,173
Total freshman enrollment: 1,025
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 953
Male acceptances: 915
Male freshman enrollment: 473
 
Female applicants: 1,310
Female acceptances: 1,258
Female freshman enrollment: 552
Out-of-state freshmen: 47%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 81%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 35%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 680
Math: 540 – 680
Combined: 1090 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 19.0% 18.0%
600-699 38.0% 38.0%
500-599 31.0% 33.0%
400-499 11.0% 10.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 82%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 28
Math: 22 – 29
Composite: 23 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 19.0% 23.0% 17.0%
24-29 52.0% 42.0% 55.0%
18-23 28.0% 32.0% 23.0%
12-17 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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