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Olivet College

Olivet, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

About Olivet College

Olivet College Overview

Olivet College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Olivet, Michigan. Olivet College was founded in 1844 and enrolls 968 undergrads and no graduate students. Olivet College provides on-campus housing for up to 710 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at Olivet College

Interested in music or performing? At Olivet College you can join a campus bandor sing in a chorus.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Olivet College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Olivet College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Olivet College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Olivet College on the Student Life page.

2022 Olivet College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $30,032
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,750

Is Olivet College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Olivet College offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

Olivet College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Olivet College. Around 50% of applicants get into Olivet College each year. Last year, 2,654 students applied to Olivet College and 1,316 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Olivet College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 67% of students who start at Olivet College return for their second year of college. Olivet College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 48%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Olivet College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Olivet College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Olivet College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Olivet College's endowment was $16.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Olivet College spends about $5,986 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Olivet College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Olivet College meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,750 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,210 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Olivet College.

Based on this information, how does Olivet College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Olivet College a good school for you?

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Where is Olivet College Located?

Olivet College is located in the small town setting of Olivet, Michigan, in the suburbs of Lansing and Battle Creek.

If you want to see Olivet College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Olivet, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Capital City.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Olivet College and Olivet are like without leaving home.

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College Info

320 South Main Street Olivet, MI 49076-9701

Campus Setting: Small Town

Olivet College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Olivet College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Olivet College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Olivet College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

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Olivet College SAT Scores


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Olivet College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Olivet College is like? There are approximately 968 students enrolled at Olivet College. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from MI and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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