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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 951 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Olivet acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Insurance, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 48% of students, Olivet alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
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
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1180
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,973/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,813/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,121/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,179/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,511/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,885/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
951Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Athlete
    62%
  • Respectful
    31%
  • Welcoming
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.25 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Caring
    40%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Personable
    30%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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.
Olivet College is a very nice school all together. What it distinctly lacks in activities to participate in on campus is made up for in the academic aspects of the college. The teachers are all available and extremely willing to help out the students almost all of the time. With Olivet having such a small student base, most of the teachers have plenty of time to help the students learn or better understand the content of each class. Besides this, the school's food is fairly decent for the most part with some exceptions. However, it has improved greatly in this aspect as this past year has progressed.