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Calvin College

vse7envvse7env Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited December 2010 in Christian Colleges
Hi everyone! Okay, I'm thinking about majoring in linguistics in Calvin College. But before I go there I just wanted to get some information on it from those that went there or know someone who did.

So, I was wondering if the courses were challenging or not and the general ambience of the college (are people more reserved/is it nice and quiet/the weather). I also want to know about the town near it. My parents don't like that Calvin is a little far from home and they are worrying for my safety, but from what I've read there haven't been any major conflicts there, right?

I heard and read a lot of of positive reviews and it seems as if it is a true Christian college! But what are your takes on it?

**Oh and I read a review that most of the minorities were grouped in dorms together?? Is that true? I'm a minority and I have no problem to be grouped with the others but isn't that a little weird? I mean, aren't they trying to be more diverse??**
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Replies to: Calvin College

  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - Posts: 4,093 Senior Member
    Indeed, Calvin is an institution working at walking its Christian talking.

    An anecdote worth noting: Calvin won the women's NCAA D-III volleyball championship a week or so back. Came out of "nowhere" sorta and surprised all the boringly top teams in this sport ...Wash U/St.Lou, Emory, Juniata, Eastern, NYU, and a few others that seem to be the only teams taking this seriously and ending up at or near the final 4 every season.

    But when they got to the Finals, scheduled for Sunday, they indicated they would not play. Amazingly, and I suspect few had even forecast this possibilty of it being necessary, the NCAA allowed the teams to stay over and play Monday. And Calvin took home the trophy, proving the guys in the white hats do win sometimes.

    Now, the opponent, Emory, has a fine academic reputation and even has a divinity school. But no serious Christian would proclaim this once-Methodist imbued institution as Christian, beyond describing some of its students and its ancient history.

    And most or maybe it's "least" of all, Emory would decribe itself as such.
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