65%

Acceptance Rate

$25,347

Avg.Financial Aid

001741

FAFSA Code

About Olivet Nazarene University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,655

Website

www.olivet.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Church of the Nazarene

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Olivet Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit Christian university that was established in the year 1907 by a group of families who desired Christian Education for their children and started as a grammar school. In the year 1908, the founders of the school acquired a 14-acre land, and hence the journey started. It stands committed to integrating faith and learning. At Olivet, faith and learning go hand in hand. It has high rates of graduates which show the growth of students in the university. 

The university currently holds a 275-acre campus in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The total population of the university is 4,655 with a student-faculty ratio of 16:1 to make it very easy for a student to have a one on one sessions with their faculties.

The university is offering different types of online programs across various degrees, in order to provide education to each and everyone through online as distance education programs. Through online students can access their courses from anyplace and at any time. The students can experience the same quality of education as it is on the campus.

Accreditation

Olivet Nazarene University, founded in 1907, is a Christian, liberal arts university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University offers more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. Olivet Nazarene University provides bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

Location & Contact

Address

One University Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8159395011
Fax: 8159354992
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Rankings

The following are the rankings of Olivet Nazarene University sourced by U.S News:

  • 53 in Regional Universities Midwest.
  • 18 in Best Value Schools.
  • 117 in Engineering Programs.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st August

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

65%

SAT Range

1000 - 1220

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The first key step in making Olivet Nazarene University an option for you is to submit an application. From there, applicants need to submit a few more pieces of information to secure their admittance.

Additionally, a candidate has to maintain the SAT/ACT range of 1000 - 1220 or 20 - 26 and a decent academic background.

All the necessary documents must be sent to the admissions department of the university no later than the 1st of August.

Olivet Nazarene University advises to follow this simple checklist to ensure students stay on track:

  • Apply to ONU - Appy Now
  • Send ONU your transcripts
  • Send ONU your test scores
  • Schedule a visit

For more information, we suggest you to refer our admissions page.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,741

Average Annual Cost

$35,080

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$990

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,900

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,700

Total One Year Cost

$47,670

From the above table, it is clear that the Olivet Nazarene University average annual cost is $35,080. The students also need to budget for other expenses which include the following:

ONU room and board amounting to $7,900 while books and supplies amount to $1,000.

For any further information about tuition and ways to pay, we suggest you follow our tuition and programs page.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

59%

Male Professors

41%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

213 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

92 Graduates

Engineering, General

47 Graduates

Psychology, General

43 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

37 Graduates

Social Work

34 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

30 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

29 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

25 Graduates

Marketing

23 Graduates

Economics

22 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

20 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

19 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

18 Graduates

Biology, General

17 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

16 Graduates

History

13 Graduates

Political Science and Government

13 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

12 Graduates

Sociology

12 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

11 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

10 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Chemistry

9 Graduates

Religious Education

9 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

8 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

8 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

8 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Computer Science

7 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

7 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

7 Graduates

Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

6 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

6 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

6 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

3 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

3 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

3 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

2 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

International Business

1 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

1 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

1 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,231

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

91%

Part-time

9%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

1% Unknown

8% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

40%

Out Of State

59%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$66,225 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-States Football Association

Total Male Athletes

375

Total Female Athletes

194

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At ONU, $8,000 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at ONU. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 41% male and 59% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$223 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,347

Students Receiving Federal Grants

38%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,738

Students Receiving State Aid

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,560

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,361

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$29,434

$30K - $48K

$31,239

$48K - $75K

$29,052

$75K - $110K

$23,859

> $110K

$21,510

The university provides financial aid to its students and 99% of the students will get this in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. The eligible students can utilize these aids and can meet up their academic needs.

The students who are interested in this aid must fill up the FAFSA form and receive the Student Aid Report to determine the student's financial position.

Olivet Nazarene University federal school code is 001741. The following are some of the financial aid.

  • The Federal-Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan.  

  • The State Aid includes the Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Academic Grants and Academic Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid includes Yello Ribbon Program, Army ROTC Scholarship. 

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