|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into Calvin College? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,689 out of 3,221 applicants were admitted making Calvin College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Calvin College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Estimated Average SAT||1280|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Calvin College?
Calvin College typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1280 to 1390||Avg +||83%-89%|
|1170 to 1280||Avg -||74%-83%|
|1060 to 1170||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<63%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Estimated Average ACT||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Calvin College?
Admission data indicates that Calvin College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. 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 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Calvin College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>90%|
|26 to 30||Avg +||83%-90%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||76%-83%|
|20 to 23||Reach||66%-76%|
|Less than 20||Low||<66%|
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 grades are above the average 3.67 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Calvin College accepts 83% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
60% of Calvin College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||34%|
|Top 25% of class||60%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Bottom 50% of class||15%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||35%||33%|
Applicants have 117 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Calvin College before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 4||May 17|
|Jun 1||Jul 10|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Calvin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.