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.
Olivet College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies31 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management20 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching16 Graduates
Actuarial Science6 Graduates
Environmental Science6 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Olivet College Reviews
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.
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.