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Olivet Nazarene University


Education with a Christian Purpose

"Education with a Christian Purpose." Since 1907, Olivet Nazarene University has made this their mission. As one of the nation's premier, private, Christian colleges, Olivet's faith in Jesus Christ cannot be separated from the educational experience, and their faculty, staff, and students seek to honor God in all they learn, say, and do. This faith is at the heart of superior academics, nationally competitive athletics, a thriving social atmosphere, and countless ministry opportunities. At Olivet, students not only learn how to make a living, they learn how to live.

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Click the "APPLY NOW" link above to begin the admissions process. Applying does not mean a student must attend Olivet and only allows the university to begin reserving scholarship funds for that student. A scholarship estimate may be obtained by contacting Olivet and only requires the student's cumulative high school GPA and either an ACT Composite score or an SAT Math & Critical Reading score.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, And Master&Apos;S
Architecture And Related Servicesenvironmental Design/Architecturebiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciences; Ecology; Zoology/Animal Biologybusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Business Administration, Management And Operations Related; Business/Commerce; Fashion Merchandising; Human Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Management Information Systems; Management Science; Marketing/Marketing Management; Office Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsjournalism; Mass Communication/Media; Speech Communication And Rhetoriccomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer Science; Information Science/Studieseducationelementary Education; Kindergarten/Preschool Education; Music Teacher Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Science Teacher Educationengineeringcomputer Engineering; Engineeringenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglish; Rhetoric And Compositionfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Scienceschild Development; Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsathletic Training; Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology; Dietetics; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesliberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieskinesiology And Exercise Science; Sport And Fitness Administration/Managementphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiesphysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Science; Physical Sciencespsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionspublic Policy Analysis; Social Worksocial Scienceseconomics; Geography; Political Science And Government; Social Sciences; Sociologytheology And Religious Vocationsmissionary Studies And Missiology; Pastoral Studies/Counseling; Religious Education; Religious/Sacred Music; Theology; Youth Ministryvisual And Performing Artsart; Music; Music Performance; Music Theory And Composition


Admission: 2,454 applied;

Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $25
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation
Recommended: essay or personal statement, interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
3,190 Undergraduate Students

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Senior Year
Men-Only, Women-Only, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, C.A.U.S.E. (College And University Serving And Enabling), Diakonia, Student Education Association, Women&Apos;S Residence Association
Most popular organizations
Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, C.A.U.S.E. (College And University Serving And Enabling), Diakonia, Student Education Association, Women&Apos;S Residence Association
Campus security
24-Hour Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, Independent Study, Internships, Part-Time Degree Program, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (B)School Calendar: Semesters



Financial Aid

Costs (2012&-13)
Comprehensive fee:$35,990 includes full-time tuition ($27,250), mandatory fees ($840), and room and board ($7900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $1135 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Room and board:Room and board charges vary according to board plan
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,2,540 applied for aid, 2,330 were judged to have need, 606 had their need fully met. 320 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1103). 796 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $1430)
In 2013,519 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:80%
Average financial aid package:$23,598
Average need-based loan:$4403
Average need-based gift aid:$18,823
Average non-need-based aid:$12,815
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$30,868




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