Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,907
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,627 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Olivet Nazarene University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,305 applications and 3,345 students were granted admission. Olivet Nazarene University is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 91% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 18% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT940 to 1200
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Olivet Nazarene University's tuition was $32,950 for all students regardless of residency (23% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Olivet Nazarene University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,363 (which is 0.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Olivet Nazarene University in 2016-2017, was 555, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,985 (which is 1.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Olivet Nazarene University has enrolled a total of 4,907 students (3,488 students full-time and 1,419 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,907 students, 284 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 3,358 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,549 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,486 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 78%

Black/African American: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Olivet Nazarene University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 38% 207 207
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 78 36
Psychology 9% 49
Education 8% 41 0
Social Sciences 4% 22
Theology And Religious Vocations 3% 18 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3% 17
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 10
History 1% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Olivet Nazarene University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Olivet Nazarene University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,300. Last year, out of the total 1,213 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,140 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,168 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,040 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,300 $38,300
Employment Rate 94% 89%
Total Graduates 1,213 1,168

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Olivet Nazarene University.

University of St Francis
28.5 mile away
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32.8 mile away
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35.8 mile away
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