B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Olivet Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
Address
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Website

Olivet 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

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Olivet Nazarene University

Cost

Net Price
$19,112/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,651/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,975/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,637/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,982/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,005/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,082Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Christian
    38%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Olivetian
    20%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    8%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%
  • Warm
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.86 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    47%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    25%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    18%
  • Academics are bad, as well as night life
    5%
  • Intense
    5%

After Olivet Nazarene University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
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

Olivet Nazarene University Reviews

1,217 reviews
All Categories
Olivet Nazarene University offers something for each student. Between the strong academics and its incredible statement of faith, each student feels a sense of belonging and worth. I chose Olivet as a place for me to grow, not expecting for it to change my life completely. Thanks to the supportive faculty, I can confidently say that I am not the person I was before entering this school. The challenging academics push us as students to reach our highest potential; in addition to the strong education, I feel motivated daily in my walk of faith. It is refreshing to walk this life-altering journey alongside faculty and staff who want us to succeed and lead us in a Christ-centered education. Olivet really is one big happy family! With three more years as a student at Olivet Nazarene University, I am excited about the opportunities God is providing me with through attending this university.
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Olivet is a great place, but it's true that it's not for everyone. There are a lot of rules so the whole "free range" college experience doesn't really apply here. But if you're looking for a great community of Christian believers at a reasonable price with great academics, then consider Olivet!
I love it here. I'm a sophomore and everything seemed right from the beginning. The environment is safe and I feel free. The people are so friendly and loving. The campus is beautiful. There are many food spots around, and food is awesome! Also, the professors are amazing! I love love love it!