Private 4 Year

Olivet College

Olivet, Michigan

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Olivet College overview
Location Olivet, Michigan
Online olivetcollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Religious Affiliation United Church of Christ
Olivet College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Olivet College, located in Olivet, Michigan, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1844. The college sits on a compact, park-like campus contributing to a close-knit academic environment. Architecturally, the campus features a mix of historical and modern buildings, giving it a distinctive character. The school is situated within a rural setting, roughly 30 miles southwest of the state capital, Lansing. Olivet offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programs, with notable emphasis on the arts, sciences, business, and education. Academic programs are framed to encourage liberal arts education grounded in personal and professional development. The application process at Olivet College is moderately selective, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. Student housing is available on campus, with a variety of living options catering to undergraduate students. While not primarily known for its athletic prowess, Olivet College competes in NCAA Division III athletics as the Comets.

In the most recent statistical year 1,439 prospective students applied, and 1,218 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 272 enrolled in the school.  841 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 78 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,664 plus fees of $342.












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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Olivet College overview
SAT 910/1120
ACT 18/23

Applications Accepted

Olivet College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Olivet College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$342
Room and Board $11,242
Budget for Other Expenses$2,766
Total One Year Cost$47,214

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Olivet College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Business 16%
Biology 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 15%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171599 IPEDS survey data for Olivet College.

Current students may use the Olivet College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.