Olivet Nazarene University

1,234 reviews
  1. Bourbonnais, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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

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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
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 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 34 responses
Report
  • Christian
    44%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Students with Bachelor degrees
    15%
  • Olivetian
    12%
  • Warm
    6%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Snobby
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community centered in a Christian atmosphere
    56%
  • Academics are great, Night life, not so much.
    20%
  • Academics are great, Christian atmosphere
    12%
  • Intense
    8%
  • Academics are bad, as well as night life
    4%

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%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

1,234 reviews
  • Excellent
    276
  • Very Good
    423
  • Average
    375
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    54
Olivet Nazarene University is a great Christian environment. Because of that, they have strict rules and harsh punishment if broken. But a great place to grow spiritually.
  • Junior
  • 1 day ago
So far I am really enjoying it. I would like it better if I hadn't overloaded myself with 18 credit hours and 13 classes total because it definitely takes a lot of time management. The only thing I would say that could be better is that a couple of the majors such as music (which is my major) has credits that you can choose for 0 credits. I have a friend who technically has 18 credits but if you counted up all the classes she decided not to count, she was at 23.
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
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
  • 19 days ago