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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Olivet is a private, Christian college located in Olivet, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,032 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Olivet acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Insurance, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 53% of students, Olivet alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About Olivet College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
320 South Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076
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Olivet College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1180
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,282/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,576/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,032Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
145
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
57%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Athlete
    57%
  • Respectful
    29%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Welcoming
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Caring
    36%
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Personable
    27%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Well I’m a sophomore now that I’ve completed my freshman year. My freshman year was so amazing! The whole campus was involved, the staff was more involved and made the students feel like they were at home. I play football so pretty much the whole campus appreciates the athletes for working hard and performing. Academics is the number one topic at my college. They want to make sure everyone succeeds in life.
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They make you feel like family. I really enjoyed the campus and all of the activities they have for students, specifically the music department. If you are a theater kid like me then a liberal arts college like this is perfect for you. They also have a wide array of sports and participation as well, and some really amazing professors that seem to really care about their students. They made the admissions process so easy and they were so helpful. I would highly suggest Olivet to any student going into law enforcement or corrections as well. Campus is beautiful, and it was overall just a very nice experience. I can't wait to go back in the fall.
I have spent 2 years at Olivet so far, and unfortunately I am not impressed. Yes, I was excited at first to attend, but Olivet does not meet the standard that other liberal arts colleges here in Michigan do. Whilst I did have some memorable professors, classes were far too easy and posed nothing challenging. Intellectual conversations outside of the classroom were none, besides the fact that Olivet recruits lunkheads and people who barely got by in high school. If anyone is looking for a liberal arts college that prides itself off of academic rigor, merit, reputation, and character, Olivet does not meet the match. In the end, I decided to transfer because I would like to attain a degree from a school that takes my money and dedication seriously.