Olivet Nazarene University Overview
Olivet Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Olivet Nazarene is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Olivet Nazarene University Known For?
- Students at Olivet Nazarene have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Olivet Nazarene.
- In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Olivet Nazarene to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Olivet Nazarene University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Olivet Nazarene has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Olivet Nazarene.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Olivet Nazarene has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Olivet Nazarene University?
Contact details for Olivet Nazarene are given below.
|Address:||One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271|
How Do I Get Into Olivet Nazarene?
You can apply to Olivet Nazarene online at: https://www.olivet.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Olivet Nazarene
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Olivet Nazarene?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.
Average Test Scores
About 25% of students accepted to Olivet Nazarene submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford Olivet Nazarene University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Olivet Nazarene, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $6,818 a year. That adds up to $27,272 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Olivet Nazarene is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Olivet Nazarene University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,207 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,855 full-time undergraduates at Olivet Nazarene, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Olivet Nazarene University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||232|
|Hispanic or Latino||283|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Olivet Nazarene University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 24 countries are represented at Olivet Nazarene. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Spain, Canada, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Olivet Nazarene University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Olivet Nazarene has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Olivet Nazarene
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Olivet Nazarene University was 22.8%. This is the #824 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Olivet Nazarene regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Olivet Nazarene majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Olivet Nazarene ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Olivet Nazarene.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#21|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#27|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#44|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#69|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#102|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#112|
|Business Administration & Management||#226|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#287|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Olivet Nazarene University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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