Kuyper College 1

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3333 E. Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (616) 222-3000
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#71 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Kuyper College is a private institution that was founded in 1939. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 34 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kuyper College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 71. Its tuition and fees are $17,950 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Kuyper College-Bringing God's Grace Into Today's Culture

Kuyper College is a Ministry-Focused Christian Leadership college that educates and trains Christian leaders for service through the integration of high academic curriculum and biblical Reformed worldview.

Founded as a Bible Institute in 1939, and accredited by various regional and national agencies, Kuyper College offers Bachelor and Associate degrees in 17 academic majors. These ministry and professional majors together form one of seven foundational elements that make Kuyper a very unique college. At Kuyper we call the sum of these elements 'TheKee,' or The Kuyper Education Experience.

Other elements of TheKee include: a continuous and intentional program of spiritual formation to help our students become mature in their faith, formal field-education and internship programs with nationally recognized organizations, where students apply the knowledge and skills they've acquired in the classroom to every-day situations; a foreign-education program where students have the opportunity to satisfy requirements in one of several locations throughout the world; a multi-cultural, ethnic and multi-denominational diversity program that embraces and promotes an environment where diversity thrives; a committed and nationally known faculty with a ratio of 1 faculty member for each 15 students; and a Cost-Reduction program that makes the cost for tuition and room and board 30% less than comparable colleges.

Perhaps, it is because of all we offer our students that we often hear from many of our 2,700 alumni. As present-day Christian leaders, serving in more than 50 countries throughout the world, they tell us that, indeed, Kuyper College is very unique and continues to make a major difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Kuyper College is located in a beautiful, tranquil and semi-pastoral campus 8 miles from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan-one of the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1939
Religious affiliation Reformed
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Kuyper College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 1. The application fee at Kuyper College is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.9% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by December 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.

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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

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Campus Info & Services

Kuyper College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Kuyper College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kuyper College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kuyper College.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $17,950 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,720 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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