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Tuition & Fees

$33,940

$33,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,165
Declined + 968
Total Received 4,133
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Private (nonprofit)

3,403

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Olivet Nazarene University, founded in 1907, is a private, coeducational, church-affiliated university. Its 275-acre campus is located in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,403
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Bourbonnais, IL

250-acre campus in Bourbonnais (population: 18,583), 50 miles from Chicago. Major airports serve Chicago; bus and train serve Kankakee (seven miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,165
Declined + 968
Total Received 4,133

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Susan Wolff
Director of Admissions
P: 800 648-1463
F: 815 935-4998
admissions@olivet.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,126,458
State $3,078,737
Institutional $37,445,603
Other external $528,202
Total $46,179,000

Non-need-based

Federal $678,445
State $944
Institutional $9,803,572
Other external $233,929
Total $10,716,890

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art
Art Education
Athletic Coaching
Athletic Training
Biblical Languages
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Non-Profit Management
Chemistry
Child Development
Children's Ministry
Christian Education
Christian Ministry
Commercial Graphics/Marketing
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dietetics
Digital Media/Graphics
Digital Media/Photography
Drawing/Illustration
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science Teaching
Economics/Finance
Education/Ethical Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English Education
English as a Second Language
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Family Ministry
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Fashion Merchandising
Film Studies
Finance
Forensic Chemistry
French
General Studies
Geography
Geological Sciences
Greek
Health Education
Hebrew
History
History Teaching
Hospitality
Information Systems
Information Technology
Intercultural Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Marketing
Leadership Studies
Legal Studies
Library Information Specialist
Literature
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Management
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Military Affairs
Military Science
Ministerial Missions
Missions/Intercultural Studies
Multimedia Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Ministry
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Pastoral Leadership
Pastoral Ministry
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education/Health Teaching
Physical Science
Political Science
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Seminary
Pre-Veterinary
Print/Online Journalism
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Relations
Radio Broadcasting
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Religion
Religious Studies
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Science Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Sport Management
Television/Video Production
Theatre
Writing
Youth Ministry
Zoology
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Undergraduate

100%

3,403
students

Female
61%
2,071

Male
39%
1,332

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

89%

3,043
students

Female
60%
1,813

Male
40%
1,230

undergraduatePart-time

11%

360
students

Female
72%
258

Male
28%
102

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 2

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

99

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Ecuador
Kenya
Mexico
South Africa
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Debbie Rattin
Associate Director of New Student Financial Aid
815 939-5070
drattin@olivet.edu

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