C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Olivet College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
320 South Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076

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
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
760-1130
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Olivet College

Cost

Net Price
$21,449/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,185/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,211/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,668/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,253/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,582/ year

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
876Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    67%
  • Respectful
    25%
  • Welcoming
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.24 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
48%
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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Olivet College Reviews

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I am only a freshman at Olivet, but I have finished my first semester and could not be more impressed and happy with the college. The classes I have taken were wonderful because due to the small, private college size you are able to connect with your professors and they assist you in any way you need. I love the small campus because I have not gotten lost once! They have a good tutoring program which has helped me greatly. I love Olivet College, and I am not just saying that. I really do!
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What brought me to go to Olivet College was the cute, enchanting campus. It is very small and cozy. Although I truly love my professors I've had so far, the coursework is not that challenging, which is disappointing. The College is pretty diverse, compared to other private colleges in Michigan. Though, I do not really agree with the College's admission tactics targeting minorities, since I do not want to them to bring their crime on campus (specifically with inner-city people). A lot of people are athletes here. The housing is old and should use some updating. The campus seems safe; we were told Olivet was the safest college campus in Michigan, whether that was a substantiated claim or not. The campus is the size of one city block, so picture that. The surrounding area is quite lame. If you are from a city or suburban origin, this will come to you as a shock. The campus food is mediocre at best. Nothing too spectacular or to brag about.
My overall experience at Olivet College has been great thus far. The classroom sizes average 10-20 students which makes it easy to learn and give great opportunity to create and build personal relationships with colleagues and professors. The campus is fairly small which makes my commute from building to building fairly short. With Olivet only having 1, 300 students on campus, it's extremely easy to get involved, become a leader in an organization or team on campus; Olivet, also offers the opportunity for students to create new clubs and organizations to create awareness of interest in their choice of topic.

I hold leadership positions in multiple organizations and clubs on campus since joining Olivet in the summer of 2013. I'm the current President of Alpha Xi Omega: the first minority organization established Olivet's on campus. I'm the Vice President of Industry Relations in the Alpha Alpha chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma: a business fraternity for insurance based students. I've had two paid internships since joining the Insurance and Risk management major; last summer I interned at an agency called Bad Boys Bail Bonds, this summer I'm an intern at a coporation, Accident Fund Group, doing Underwriting/ Business Development. I'm a two time All American and captain in Olivet College's boxing club; our team is ranked first in the nation in collegiate boxing. Lastly, I'm a Hiram Archer Scholar in the Hiram Archer Society; a new organization created to highlight and mentor African- American students on Olivet's campus.