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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
From MidAmerica Nazarene University

MNU is a private Christian college where professors are mentors, where classmates are friends and where friends are family. With a campus in Olathe, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, MNU offers 40+ academic programs on a residential campus plus several online and evening degree-completion and masters programs. At MNU, we are here to ensure your investment pays off—with quality academics, small classes, online options and an unflinching commitment to a Christlike mission. MNU is a community of learners who bring out the best in one another, hope the best for one another and light the path for one another. This is MNU.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$25,365/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,707/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
982Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
324
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Servants Leaders
    50%
  • Compassionate
    42%
  • Gossip
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Christian
    71%
  • Great atmosphere
    29%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

    MidAmerica Nazarene University Reviews

    283 reviews
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    I absolutely love the small, family atmosphere my campus has. For me, it is important to create personal relationships, and here I can do that. Professors know you by name and you are not just a number. MidAmerica is a faith based, private, Christian school, and faith is number one in my life. God is the focus, and I am able to surround myself with others that want to help me grow in my faith not pull me away. Overall, the campus is amazing and beautiful. I guess what I would change is definitely the cafeteria, but also lowering tuition. I do not feel that the school should be $42,000 a year, and still be raised each year.
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    Terrible. You are fined if you do not go to mandatory chapel. Title 9 reports are ignored. Residential life is not supportive, nor helpful. There is nothing to do if you are not an athlete. Dorm rules are strict. Guys/girls are not allowed in dorms on tuesdays and Thursday’s past 11pm. Dorm WiFi is often bad and the vents are filled with mold and mildew. People are condescending and there aren’t many events held. The cafeteria has had several health code violations. The ONLY good thing I can actually say about this place are the teachers. The teachers care about their students, although they are not paid enough. The classes are small, however you can find that experience at many private university’s.
    It's a fantastic University. Rarely do you find a University with a community that cares about you. The Professors actually care about not only your academic success, but how you're doing as a person. The school fosters a positive Christian atmosphere, and has plenty of fun social events. The food is okay, but there are many options to choose from each day. I would recommend MNU to anyone looking for a small Christian University with many opportunities to build friendships and connections, and also to obtain the skills and knowledge for not just a future career, but also for life in general.