Olivet College in Olivet

Olivet, MI

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Olivet College offers 153-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 61%. The most popular test is SAT - 5% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 60.8% are women, and 39.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. Olivet College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Olivet College is 19725$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $27560 and $35460 per year. 41% of full-time Olivet College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Olivet College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Olivet College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,474
$30,001 - $48,000$18,155
$48,001 - $75,000$19,334
$75,001 - $110,000$22,439

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4200

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


949 of Olivet College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 100 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Olivet College number 49 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Olivet College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Olivet College.


ROTC - Air Force

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Olivet College graduation rate is below the national average.

41% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Olivet College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

14 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Olivet College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Olivet College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 5% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Olivet College full-time retention rate is 63% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Olivet College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
760 - 1130

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 390 - 540
Math: 370 - 590
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Olivet College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 22

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 22
Math: 16 - 23
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Olivet College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Olivet College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Olivet College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 320 South Main Street address in Olivet, Michigan.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Olivet College with 2.64% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Olivet College offers 153 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state. Olivet College is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are provided in the Olivet College: 3 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Olivet College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 935 students with 28050 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 12 with 282 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Olivet College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Cannot sleep in the dorms because the quiet hours are never enforced and there is music playing constantly and far too loud. Nothing is ever done to reprimand people doing this they do not care about the student experience in the dorms or respect the people paying to be there.

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Overall Rating:

That is my brothers college

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Overall Rating:

I love this college. The classes are very small with a 17:1 student to teacher ratio and a roughly 1,100 student campus. Everyone is super friendly, the professors actually care about your education and take the time to get to know you and know your name. All of my professors know me by name and address me by name and they say hello to me in the halls when they see me because the recognize me. The campus itself is gorgeous in all four seasons and it's so small it takes roughly 5 minutes (give or take a few) to get anywhere for classes and they offer an all you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner facility for meals and right down the street on Main Street are many mom and pop type stores, so even the regular population of Olivet, Michigan is very welcoming. I would, with everything in me, recommend this college to anyone and everyone because it is just wonderful. (that is if you don't mind small)

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Overall Rating:

The insurance & risk management program is one of the top programs in the country. If you don't mind a smaller school and town I highly suggest the insurance program at Olivet College. You will receive an outstanding education, career experience, exposure to the industry through trips to MAIA conference, RIMS, etc., and above all else I have never seen a program/college so committed about helping you in your career search.

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Overall Rating:

I ended up at Olivet College by default. The music department at University(wont name) was very competetive and out of 80 people auditioning they took 4 in my paticular studio, so I came to Olivet to finish as a fall back and if I would have known how great it was here I would have avoided the hassle of going to community college and auditioning for a larger school. The classes are small enough to where you know get to know your professor very well. Every single prof I have had here has at least been good, and some are very inspiring. You are working with people who have worked in your field for years. These vets can give you real world knowledge and have the experience to boot. The environment of the campus is enchanting and small. It is worth a visit for sure if you are looking around. The professors here actually care about your education. With the scholarships offered as well, you won't pay nearly as much as you think!

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Location & Website

Address: 320 South Main Street


Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8004567189

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: olivetcollege.edu

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