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Olivet College

Olivet College’s mission is to provide an education that enriches lives intellectually, morally and spiritually to a diverse campus community. Having attained these qualities through their educational experiences at Olivet, our hope is that our graduates will embody the “divine art and science of doing good to others,” as stated by the college’s founding fathers in 1844.

Master's Programmes



Throughout its 170-year history, the college community has remained dedicated to the primary objectives Olivet’s founding fathers set out to achieve. Offering multiple areas of study, Olivet continues to meet and exceed the needs of more than 1,150 students who attend the college.


Our highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to engaging with you, our students, throughout the learning process. While the learning that happens in the classroom is powerful and important, you also grow as an individual while you live, play and interact with your faculty and peers outside the classroom. In fact, we often form connections with students that last well beyond graduation.


Olivet College has an entire office devoted to connecting students to the perfect on-campus job. Whether you are looking to build your resume or simply earn some extra cash, there may be an on-campus job available that fits your needs. The student employment coordinator maintains a list of all on-campus job opportunities, as well as a few off-campus positions within the local community. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Navigating college is made simple by the Student Services staff at Olivet College. Students can walk in with questions and sit down with a staff member to solve problems swiftly and efficiently every weekday. There are no time limits for sessions and appointments are not required, just another one of the perks of attending Olivet College.

Housing services

For Olivet College students, your collegiate experience includes living on campus. We offer the residence halls typical of most college campuses – male, female and co-ed halls  – but we also have apartment-style and themed housing options available for upperclassmen, too.

Library services

At the heart of every institution of higher education is a great library, and Olivet College’s Burrage Library is one of the best. Open to the college community as well as the general public, our library houses thousands of books, periodicals and resources to help you complete a research project or gain greater insight into a particular subject.

Medical services

The physical and mental well-being of our students is a priority for us. We are dedicated to creating a culture of CARE (compassionate, authentic, respectful and empowering).

Students needing medical and wellness attention are urged to contact one of the medical or wellness resources below. Mental health, wellness or counseling services are provided through the Student Engagement Office. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our freshmen have the opportunity to live in one of three campus residences: Blair, Dole and Shipherd halls. Each come equipped with unique amenities and characteristics. Sophomore through senior status students who meet specific requirements also have the option to live in Long Apartments, Oak Hill Apartments or Gillette Student Village.

Sports facilities

Olivet College is a NCAA Division III school with men’s and women’s athletic teams. Our athletes love what they do, and they work hard.

Student clubs

Olivet College students lead and participate in more than 60 clubs and organizations! There’s a little something for everyone… but we’re happy to help you launch your own group! Stop by the Office of Student Life conveniently located on the main floor of the Mott Academic Center.


Olivet College is fully accredited as an institution of higher education by the Higher Learning Commission.  The college received reaccreditation for the maximum ten-year period with its last accreditation review.


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