Olivet Nazarene University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Aerial View of Kankakee, Illinois
Aerial View of Kankakee, Illinois. Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons

Olivet Nazarene University Admissions Overview:

Olivet Nazarene University admits around three-quarters of applicants each year, making it generally accessible to applicants. To apply, those interested in the school will need to submit an application, along with scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students can fill out and submit the application online, from Olivet Nazarene's website.

If you have any questions about the school, or about applying to it, be sure to get in touch with someone from the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Olivet Nazarene University Description:

Olivet Nazarene University is a private, Christian liberal arts university in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The park-like campus sits on 250 acres at the heart of this historic village in the Kanakee River Valley, conveniently located just 50 miles south of metropolitan Chicago. Olivet also has several satellite campuses for graduate and continuing studies in the greater Chicago area and in Hong Kong.

Undergraduate students can choose from more than 100 areas of study, including popular programs in business, elementary education, social work and nursing. The university also offers more than 20 master’s programs in business, education, nursing and religious studies and a doctor of education in ethical leadership.

Students are involved on campus in more than 40 clubs and organizations, nearly 20 intramural and club sports and an active student ministry program. The Olivet Tigers compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,892 (3,403 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,940
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,900
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $45,540

Olivet Nazarene University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,234
    • Loans: $7,201

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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