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Olivet Nazarene University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOURBONNAIS, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade D+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

1 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
BOURBONNAIS, IL 60914
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
From Olivet Nazarene University

Here, at one of the nation’s premier Christian universities, we believe higher education should have a higher purpose.

With accredited programs, award-winning academics, and a faculty touting degrees from a wide spectrum of world-class educational institutions, Olivet stands committed to integrating faith and learning.

Olivet students gain knowledge and wisdom, and secure degrees that place them ahead of the pack, with portfolios and experience as evidence of an “Education With a Christian purpose.”

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Olivet Nazarene University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,006 / 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
$28,153 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 69 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 94 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 94 responses

Majors

ONU School of Nursing

Olivet Nazarene University’s Department of Nursing continues its commitment to quality education and faculty. As the demand for nurses increases, Olivet graduates are entering the profession well-prepared for success.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,562 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
240
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
  • Christian
    32%
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Olivetian
    18%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    6%
  • Snobby
    5%
  • Warm
    4%
  • Preppy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 105 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    47%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    22%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    13%
  • Academics are bad, as well as night life
    4%
  • Intense
    4%
  • Strict
    4%
  • Awesome campus even better people!
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 55 responses

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