Calvin Theological Seminary

Overview of Calvin Theological Seminary

Calvin Theological Seminary is found in Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids is a medium-sized city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Christian Reformed Church identity. Calvin Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Calvin Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Calvin Theological Seminary Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


Calvin Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Students numbered 305 in 2007-2008 at the school. A very high share of students at Calvin Theological Seminary are male.

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Contacting Calvin Theological Seminary

Calvin Theological Seminary
3233 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids , MI 49546-4387
General Phone: (616) 957-6036

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Calvin Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy94philosophy and religious studies, missionary studies, religious education, theology, ministry, theology and religious vocations

Number of programs and degrees for Calvin Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship01
Master's degree945

Calvin Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Calvin Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 305 students (231 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 29%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 17%
25-29 26%
30-34 25%
35-39 15%
40-49 14%
50-64 3%

Calvin Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Grand Rapids, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Calvin Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Calvin Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 224200)

Calvin Theological Seminary Faculty

Calvin Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track31

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$84,3840*
Associate professoracademic year4$77,3400*
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year18$82,3761*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Calvin Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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What Sets Calvin Theological Seminary Apart:

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