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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
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
About Olivet Nazarene University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
Address
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Website
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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
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,302/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,317/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,565/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,341/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,304/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,687/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Christian
    36%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Olivetian
    19%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    7%
  • Snobby
    4%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Warm
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.96 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    48%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    25%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    15%
  • Academics are bad, as well as night life
    4%
  • Intense
    4%
  • Academics are good, housing/dorms are horrid.
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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Olivet Nazarene University Reviews

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Olivet Nazarene is an excellent school. They have wonderful Dr.'s and professors that are willing to go the extra mile for any student. Olivet Nazarene has excellent athletics that are very fun to watch and enjoy. Student life is all over the campus. Their are so many clubs and activities to do, you will never worry about being bored!
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Olivet is a fun, caring university that creates a fantastic atmosphere all around campus. People here care and go out of their way to create relationships with you. Olivet gives you an education with a Christian purpose. There are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus outside of class. Intramurals happen year-round and are competitive and fun. Olivet puts on all-school parties/events during syllabus week and around holidays with free food and games. Olivet really caters to freshmen to make sure they have a great experience and feel like they belong. There are always plenty of jobs on and off campus as there is a pretty large community around campus. Every room comes with a Tempur-Pedic bed, making it impossible to get out of bed in the morning. High ceilings for bunking beds to create more room. After freshman year, you have an option to live off-campus in an apartment. All rent is included in the room and board fees. All laundry is free on and off campus.
My experience at Olivet has been great! I really enjoy the athletics programs! Football, in particular, has brought me great mentors, coaches, and friends. The teachers care about the students and everyone is united to impact the world in a Christ-like manner.