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Olivet Nazarene University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

4,550 Students

66% Admitted

  • 4,986 full time
  • 1,567 part time
  • 1,208 men full time
  • 1,775 women full time
  • 2,705 applied
  • 2,165 admitted
  • 713 enrolled

3,371 Undergraduates

$33,950 Tuition/Year

  • 1,407 Graduates
  • $33,950 in state
  • $990 fees
  • $7,900 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Small suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Anonymous
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  • olivet has a nice campus, and i am really looking forward to the new student life and recreation center. the professors that i have talked to seem nice and they…

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  • Corey from Merrillville, IN
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  • Olivet Nazarene University is a wonderful school that focuses on educating students for their future careers with an emphasis on how their Christian faith will affect their careers and their…

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  • Melyssa from Parma, MI
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  • Olivet is a place that is both spiritually and academically challenging. It offers a close knit community that supports you as you grow and learn. The community as a whole…

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  • Preston from Bourbonnais, IL
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  • It is an incredible school that is strongly grounded in its Wesleyan roots. It is a campus with a growing engineering department and a program where the professors care. The…

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Mission Statement

Olivet Nazarene University, a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition, exists to provide a university-level liberal arts "Education with a Christian Purpose." Our mission is to provide high-quality academic instruction for the purpose of personal development, career and professional readiness, and the preparation of individuals for lives of service to God and humanity.

Olivet Nazarene University
  • Located in Bourbonnais, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4,550 students enrolled
  • 66% admitted
  • $33,950 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Alexis from Trotwood, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I really enjoy the people at this school. For me to be very shy it was very easy to make friends. Everyone on my dorm floor supports everyone else anyway they can. Whether they play a sport, in the arts, or in an intermural, someone will be there cheering them on.

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  • Hayley from Normal, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy being on Olivet's campus so much! It is a great environment and everyone is friendly. Being here makes you feel like you are at home.

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  • Joshua
  • I am a past student here

    Enjoying college is up to you. There are many rules here, and you may run into many people who will tell you how badly they want to leave, but honestly its up to you and how you treat it. Yes, the rules may get bothersome, but there is plenty to do within the rules that is still fun. I recommend getting involved in a campus ministry. On a side note The community here is amazing. One of the best i have ever seen.

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  • Kyle from Springfield, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone here is extremely friendly, and the student council creates many exciting events, especially at the beginning of the semester, to help students get to know each other much better. The professor, RA's, staff, and students are extremely personable and friendly and most are willing to help you through any struggles academically or in life.

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  • Nicole
  • I am a current student here

    As I take more and more of my major classes, I have become more involved in my classes and they are more enjoyable. It has been great getting to know other students within my major. While I am receiving a great education, I am learning a lot about myself and life while at ONU. There are so many people around campus that I have formed great relationships with and have learned so much from. It is the people that make this school such a great place.

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