B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
20-27
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
$20,437/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,936/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,955/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,373/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,028/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,939/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,043Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Christian
    38%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Olivetian
    20%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    8%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%
  • Warm
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.87 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    47%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    26%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    17%
  • Academics are bad, as well as night life
    5%
  • Intense
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
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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Olivet Nazarene University Reviews

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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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I attended Olivet from Fall 2013 to Spring 2017. The school reached out to me, offering a wonderful scholarship that allowed me to pay the high tuition. I am glad I attended and made wonderful friends.
I was originally an English Education Major, but ultimately graduated with an English degree. The English department was amazing . You can tell that the professors are dedicated and enjoy their work. I loved my lit courses, especially Literary theory.
I liked the education school and the professors. However, I often felt that the Secondary education majors were put on the back burner. Secondary was obviously not a priority. This was a common complaint.
Going to a Nazarene University and being a member of the Nazarene church myself, I have many positive things to say about this university. I have felt my spiritual life blossom and grow while in fellowship with my classmates. My professors do devotions and prayer requests before class, and if I'm struggling with a personal issue or request, they are willing to talk during office hours.
The academic aspect of the school is incredible as well. My particular major here at the university is Mechanical Engineering, and I am testing my mathematical skills more than I thought I would every day. I am being challenged, but I believe that it will also be worth it in the end.