Eighty-eight years of excellence
Calvin is an NCAA Division III institution (Summary of NCAA Division III regulations pdf), and as such we focus on the true student-athlete experience. We offer 21 varsity sports and one club sport. As a D3 school we do not award any athletic-based financial aid or scholarships.
Men's Varsity Teams
With approximately 4,000 students, Calvin is one of North America's largest and most respected Christian colleges. Calvin, founded in 1876, aims to provide a vigorous liberal arts education that promotes lifelong service. The college's outstanding faculty is known world-wide for producing substantial and challenging art and scholarship. In addition, Calvin's reputation as a caring community is evidenced by a warm campus environment that develops the whole person.
Calvin faculty, students, staff, and alumni live out the college's motto: "My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely."
Calvin's curriculum is shaped by the Christian faith as reflected in the Reformed creeds; because of the college's relatively large size, Calvin is able to offer a diverse, Christian, liberal arts education. The curriculum features over 100 majors and programs, numerous off-campus and foreign study programs, a five-floor library with over 600,000 holdings, many support services and a beautiful 400-acre campus.
Calvin's excellence in the classroom is matched by success in athletics. Calvin has won nine NCAA Division III national team championships, including women's volleyball in 2010, men's basketball in 1992 and 2000; women's cross country in 1998 and 1999 and men's cross country in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Calvin has been a member of the MIAA since the fall of 1953.
In addition, Calvin fully adheres to governmental regulations regarding Equity in Athletics.