3,371
Students
Financial aid thermometer
29,045
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
66
66%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Education with a Christian Purpose

"Education with a Christian Purpose." Since 1907, Olivet Nazarene University has made this its mission. As one of the nation's premier, private, Christian colleges, Olivet's faith in Jesus Christ cannot be separated from the educational experience. 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 all ministry opportunities. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students experience the global classroom each year through study abroad programs, internships and worldwide mission trips. Academically talented students find fulfillment and success through the Olivet’s Honors Program. At Olivet, students learn how to make a living and how to make a life.

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Location & Contact

Address One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL  60914
United States
Contact Mr. Jordan Gerstenberger
Director of Recruitment
Phone: 815-928-5595

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,964
Applied
2,623
Accepted
3,371
Enrolled
66%
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Female Admissions

2,109
Females Applied
1,434
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,855
Males Applied
1,189
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.54
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs 2 recommendations
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

35,080
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Fees

990
Full-time student fees
7,900
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

29,045
Avg. Financial Aid Package
30,970
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
30,415
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,363
Avg. Loan Aid
15,977
Avg. Grant Aid
23,977
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,371
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.51%
Black or African American 8.49%
White or Caucasian 77.29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 2.5%
Other 0.3%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (59%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 77%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
All-School Christmas Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet and Homecoming Coronation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, C.A.U.S.E. (College and University Serving and Enabling), Diakonia, Student Education Association and Women's Residence Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Racquetball Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Football Checkmark No No
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Faculty

453
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 125
Part-time - 328
Male - 203
Female - 250
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