Becoming a student-athlete at Calvin
Calvin is an NCAA Division III institution, and as such we focus on the true student-athlete experience. We offer 25 varsity sports, as well as club sports and intramurals. We do not award any athletic-based financial aid or scholarships.
Why choose Calvin?
The student-athlete experience
We want you to have a balanced experience here, so you will be cared for as a person, a student, and an athlete. Experience a world-class education that is centered on Christ and an athletic experience that is rooted in a tradition of excellence.
- Men’s Basketball National Champions: 1992, 2000
- Women’s Cross Country National Champions: 1998, 1999
- Men’s Cross Country National Champions: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006
- Women’s Volleyball National Champions: 2010, 2013, 2016
- 15 teams have finished as National Runners-up
- Calvin ranks in the top 10 among all Division III institutitions for most Academic All-Americans.
We aren’t just looking for talented athletes at Calvin. We are looking for people who will embrace the student-athlete experience and become contributing members of the vibrant, Christian community present at Calvin.
Leadership development and Christian character
There are many opportunities to actively develop leadership abilities and strengthen your Christian character as a Calvin student-athlete.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Their Own Words
To get an excellent education, play on this basketball team, meet great people, and get all of this with a Christian perspective, is something that I really appreciate a lot. This whole experience has been a blessing in my life.” Calvin Athlete, Student
I came to Calvin because of the strength of its academic program, but being on the softball team has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed being around people who have their focus on academics and career goals but also have a great passion for the sport of softball. It’s been the best of both worlds.” Calvin Athlete, Student
God’s hand has been very evident in my life. I’m so happy to have had the opportunities I had. I’m afraid to think of the person I would have been if I had made the decision to go somewhere else.” Calvin Athlete, Student
My teammates are like a second family to me and have been a huge part of my positive experience at Calvin.” Calvin Athlete, Student
The Athletic Recruitment Coordinator at Calvin serves as the liaison between the coaching staff and the admissions office. Our aim is to work together to communicate with interested student-athletes and to give them the best information possible to aid in the college decision-making process.