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Calvin College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Calvin College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,840 out of 3,824 applicants or 74% were admitted making Calvin College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Calvin College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,201 1,623 3,824
Accepted 1,682 1,158 2,840
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 74%
Enrolled 535 409 944
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 35% 33%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Calvin College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Calvin College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Calvin College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1400
SAT Reading 570 700
SAT Math 560 700
ACT Composite 23 30
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 23 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >84%
26 to 30 Avg + 74%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-74%
20 to 23 Reach 53%-64%
Less than 20 Low <53%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >83%
1265 to 1400 Avg + 74%-83%
1130 to 1265 Avg - 63%-74%
995 to 1130 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 995 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Calvin College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Calvin College was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Calvin College accepts 74% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 53% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 85 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Calvin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169080 IPEDS survey data for Calvin College.