Olivet Nazarene University

One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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http://www.olivet.edu
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Main telephone 815-939-5011
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Nazarene
Date founded 1907
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 275 acres
County Kankakee
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Number of full time, freshmen men 306
Number of full time, freshmen women 390
Total number of full time freshmen 696
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 306
Total number of freshmen women 390
Total number of freshmen 696
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,216
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,639
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,855
Number of part time, undergraduate men 69
Number of part time, undergraduate women 186
Total number of part time undergraduates 255
Total number of undergraduate males 1,285
Total number of undergraduate females 1,825
Total number of undergraduate students 3,110
Number of male graduate students 306
Number of female graduate students 197
Total number of graduate students 503
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,591
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,022
Total enrollment 3,613
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 2%
Black 8%
Hispanic 9%
White 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $35,960
Out-of-state tuition $35,960
Fees $990
Books and supplies $1,000
Room and board (live on campus)* $8,990
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Greg Bruner
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 815-939-5249
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $32,721
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 84%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,396
Scholarship or grant $28,222
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $31,466
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 85%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,237
Scholarship or grant $26,205
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 675
Number of freshmen who received aid 617
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 2,477
Number of undergraduates who received aid 2,247
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 82%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $31,640
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-648-1463
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,736
Number of male applicants accepted 1,174
Number of male applicants who enrolled 306
Number of female applicants 2,471
Number of female applicants accepted 1,659
Number of female applicants who enrolled 390
Total number of applicants 4,207
Total number of applicants accepted 2,833
Total number of applicants who enrolled 696
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.0
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Letters of recommendation (#) 2
Letters of recommendation Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Very important
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Very important
Interview Important
Talent or ability Important
Extracurricular activities Important
Religious affiliation/commitment Considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Important
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 77%
Letters of recommendation 2, required for some students
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Student faculty ratio 14:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 128 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Contemporary Music Center , Los Angeles Film Studies Center, The King's College
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Benner Library
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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Yes
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Fellowship of Christian Athletes, C.A.U.S.E. (College and University Serving and Enabling), Diakonia, Student Education Association, Women's Residence Association
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School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Senior
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Men only, women only
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing application deadline August 15
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Ryan Spittal
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-648-1463
Number of full time, male graduate students 306
Number of full time, female graduate students 197
Total number of full time graduate students 503
Number of part time, male graduate students 0
Number of part time, female graduate students 0
Total number of part time graduate students 0
Total number of male graduate students 306
Total number of female graduate students 197
Total number of graduate students 503
Number of undergraduate men 1,285
Number of undergraduate women 1,825
Total number of undergraduate students 3,110
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,591
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,022
Total enrollment 3,613
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.