Many of Calvin's departments are also accredited individually. Specific accreditation is as follows:
Chemistry and Biochemistry: American Chemical Society
Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Music: National Association of Schools of Music
Education: Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Social Work: Council on Social Work Education
Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700
BCS Computer Science: Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700
U.S.News & World Report ranks Calvin among the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Calvin also appears on a list of Up-and-Coming Schools and the top 25 schools committed to undergraduate teaching.
Calvin ranks second nationally among baccalaureate institutions for the total number of students who study abroad and fifth in the baccalaureate category for the total number of international students studying on campus.
In 2010, the college was given the Green Award for "greatest green initiatives" in the Grand Rapids area. Calvin is developing new ways to be smart about using the environmental resources God provides.
"Calvin students describe the overall academic environment as challenging but supportive [...] Calvin graduates have few problems getting accepted to graduate schools of law, medicine, or business."
"Every accredited college or university offers education, but not every school prepares students for the real world in the way that Calvin does [...] Best of all, perhaps, Calvin provides a fantastic Christian education for little money, compared to other private schools."
"Among a recent study of 925 private colleges, Calvin ranked 15th in the number of students going on to earn a Ph.D."
Calvin has been named a "College of Distinction" for exceling at four distinctives: engaging students, providing outstanding teaching, offering a vibrant community and producing successful outcomes.
Calvin has the second highest overall score on StateUniversity.com in the state of Michigan.
Calvin is a four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution. We choose to call ourselves a "college" rather than a "university" to accentuate our commitment to undergraduate education.