Olivet Nazarene University

One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL
Christian college

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Questions and Answers about Olivet Nazarene University

Rebecca K.
4 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Olivet Nazarene University offers?
Olivet Nazarene University
Rebecca, great question! We offer a number of outstanding scholarship opportunities, including academic, athletic, music, art, ROTC and need based aid. You can see all Olivet Scholarships here: https://www.olivet.edu/scholarships
Elayna F.
4 months ago
Does Olivet Nazarene University have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
Olivet Nazarene University
Hello Elayna! We do have several transfer equivalency databases available on our website: https://www.olivet.edu/transfer-equivalency Depending on your current (or previous) college, a transfer admissions counselor may need to review your transcripts individually. You can set up a call or meeting with a counselor by email at admissions@olivet.edu or calling 815-928-5603.
Brooklyn B.
5 months ago
What clubs are offered at Olivet Nazarene University?
Samantha J.
1 year ago
Does Olivet Nazarene University offer internship opportunities for students?
Katherine K.
1 year ago
Can you work as an RN while also completing the NP program?
Katherine K.
1 year ago
What internship or experience opportunities are recommended to stand out as an applicant for the FNP program at Olivet?

Majors offered at Olivet Nazarene University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Engineering, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Olivet Nazarene University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Less Selective (65% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Olivet Nazarene University demographics

71% White
9% Hispanic
9% Black
4% Asian
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Olivet Nazarene University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)95k
Electrical Engineer66k
Elementary School Teacher65k
Senior Accountant64k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)56k
Graphic Designer47k
Youth Pastor35k
Based on 2,240 student responses
51.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
86.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
66%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University financial aid

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Student reviews of Olivet Nazarene University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Helpful career services
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Close-knit community



The nursing professors and my classmates.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Tuition doesn’t cover the additional nursing supplies or other programs needed.

Katherine Knutte
Hiking And Backpacking
Reading + 22 others



The people are what make ONU a place to call home! They truly care about you and your spiritual life. ONU is a place where religion is a big part of education. You attend chapel twice a week, pray before every class, and have access to many surrounding churches. If you are looking to further your spiritual life in addition to nursing, this is a great place to be. The nursing program has its challenges, as all programs do, but the professors truly want you to succeed and become a future competent nurse.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Olivet Nazarene University does not allow men into women's dorms all of the time. There is a system and select days that men can come over to the dorms or apartments.

Addison Adams
Track and Field



I love the Christian environment with people that have similar values and beliefs as I do. The professors in the computer science department are some of the nicest people you will meet and they want to do whatever they can to help you succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is rough. There is no way to sugarcoat it, and it doesn't seem like things will be changing. The salad line is good, but there are only so many times you can have a salad before you get tired of it.

Faith Dalton
Golf + 6 others



Olivet Nazarene University has some really amazing professors who want to get to know you on a personal level. They make sure you understand the material and want their students to succeed. There are some things that I do not always like about the school, but the friendly campus and professors make up for what I have found lacking. I didn't feel like I belonged at Olivet when I first toured the school, but as I have spent time on campus, I have fallen in love with the small school.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is not always great, but they have plenty of options during the week which makes it better. There are also plenty of locations off-campus that are really good. The dorms are older and small for women, but there is AC which is a blessing!

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