Olivet Nazarene University

1,202 reviews
  1. Bourbonnais, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
Data not available
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 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 59 responses
Report
  • Christian
    39%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Olivetian
    20%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    8%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Warm
    3%
  • Snobby
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.85 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    48%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    25%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    16%
  • 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

Reviews

1,202 reviews
  • Excellent
    276
  • Very Good
    424
  • Average
    375
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    54
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I have learned so much! Academics are great, and I love the excuse to take theology classes. They were more accepting and open than the overall campus, you really got to tackle hard theological stuff. I wish the whole campus and administration was like that. My proffessors are great, my classes are great, and there are lots of great places to study or hang with friends. We just got a space for commuters, and that helps. Workload can be very heavy, but it's all interrelated and not one assignment is ever a waste of time!
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago
When they say this campus is "diverse" they mean that there are all different types of white, Protestant Christian denominations represented here! It's among the worst when it comes to racial diversity (blacks have a much lower graduation rate than whites). If you are LGBT you better keep quiet because if you come out, people will not want to be your roommate and they will tell you you don't belong at Olivet.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 7 months ago