Kuyper College

Overview of Kuyper College

Kuyper is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Grand Rapids, MI. The school is officially a Other Protestant school. Kuyper is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Areas of Study

Students at Kuyper often study family and social work.

Kuyper Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007-2008, 14% of applicants were rejected at Kuyper. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 450 to 510 in 2007-2008. A quarter of students admitted in 2007-2008 scored 500 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 300 students (268 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Kuyper has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Kuyper does offer meal plans to students.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Kuyper College equips students with a biblical, Reformed worldview to serve effectively Christ's church and his world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Kuyper

Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline N.E.
Grand Rapids , MI 49525-9781
General Phone: (616) 222-3000

Kuyper Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy31bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, pre-ministerial studies, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Family and Social Work8social work
Education and Teaching7education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, ESL instruction
Business and Management6business management, accounting, international business
Liberal Arts4liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Office and Administration0executive secretary
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Media0communication studies, mass communication, journalism, public relations, recording arts tech

Number of programs and degrees for Kuyper in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4722
Associate's degree55
Award of less than 1 academic year21
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Postbaccalaureate certificate11

Kuyper Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kuyper had a total enrollment of 300 students (268 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 43%
(Foreign Students) 57%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 26%
22-24 22%
25-29 12%
30-34 2%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

Kuyper Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 50 %

Kuyper Room and Board (2007)

Kuyper offers campus housing for 160 of its 268 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(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 offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Kuyper Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450510
SAT Math440500
SAT Writing375485
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT3%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Kuyper Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,908
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,908
Room and board $ 6,100
Room charge $ 2,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,050
Books and supplies $ 676
Other expenses $ 1,586

Financial Aid:
Kuyper participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 231100)

Kuyper Faculty

Kuyper has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$64,0490*
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$61,327
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$58,113
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$60,0158$56,493

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

Kuyper Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Youth Ministry

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Kuyper Highlights

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What Sets Kuyper Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of degrees in family and social work
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 9%Kuyper Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%Kuyper % of degrees in religion and philosophy
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Kuyper Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

checked Other Protestant affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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