Olivet Nazarene University


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Olivet Nazarene University


  • 64% have a job after 6 months
  • 70% have a job after 1 year
  • 77% have a job after 2 years


$17,590 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Archives, Curriculum Center

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 213,051 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,896 current serial subscriptions.
  • 330,843 microforms.
  • 7,985 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Planetarium, greenhouse, solar telescope, television studio, radio station, ROTC Training Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 100 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 150 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,000 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 6,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 8,000 students can be on the network at once.



health service


math, writing, study skills


career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 80% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 45% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 10% of housing units are Triples.
  • 40% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Ollies Follies; Broadway Revue; Orpheus Choir Variety Show; Messiah performance; Winter Banquet; Mr. ONU; Homecoming activities; concerts (by outside artists and Olivet groups)
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 79 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Delta Lambda (general, for graduates); Psi Chi (Psychology); Kappa Delta Pi (Education); Kappa Omicron Nu (Family and Consumer Sciences); Sigma Tau Delta (English); Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing); Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Evangels; Disciplers - ministry to children; Urban Children's Ministry; Compassionate Ministries; Prayer Warriors - ministry through prayer/ on-campus; WOG (Women of God) - ministry to women on campus; MOG (Men of God) - ministry to men on campus; Fresh Spirit; Party With Jesus (ministry to students on campus); Student Mission Fellowship; FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)- ministry to athletes; Mission Possible - ministry to the imprisoned; Best Buddies; SOS (Save Our Streets)- ministry to the homeless; Youth for Christ; Urban Children's Ministries - Big Brother/Big Sister Program; Safety Town Ministry; Epicenter - Christian Music Society; Holy Hands of Praise (mime group)- ministry teams; Lifesong (music groups)- ministry teams (8); Omega (drama groups) - ministry teams; SMF (Student Mission Fellowship) - ministry group; Spiritual Life Council
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Club; MERC - Multi Ethnic Race Club; MuKappa - Missionary/International Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Associated Student Council; The Dorm - AM Radio Station; Aurora (yearbook); GlimmerGlass (newspaper); American Marketing Association Chapter; Diakonia (Social Work club); Olivet Geological Society; OCO (Off-Campus Olivetians); Unspeakable Love; Life Song; Concert Band; Engineering Club; Women's Choir; Jazz Band; Men's Choir; Equestrian Club; Orpheus Choir; WRL (Women's Residential Life Council); MRL (Men's Residential Life); Social Committee; International Justice Mission Chapter; Student Film Club; SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise); SEA (Student Education Association); SSFACS (Student Section of Family and Consumer Sciences); The DORM (campus radio station); Men's Club Volleyball; Freshmen Class Council; Sophomore Class Council; Junior Class Council; Senior Class Council; Proclamation - Gospel Choir; Residential Life - Resident Assistants/RD's/Reps. Athletic Club (Athletic Trainers/Ath. Majors); Capitol Hill Gang (Political Science); Astronomy Club; Green Room (Theater/Drama); Kappa Omicron Nu; NSA (Nursing Student Association); Phi Alpha Theta; Psi Chi - Psychology Club; Political Science Honor Society; Sigma Tau Delta; WONU - Shine. FM; Chrysalis - Ladies' Ensemble; Marching Band; Orchestra; Pep Band; PR Groups; Olivet Worship Band; Olivetians; Zion's Wake; Testament - Men's Ensemble; Intramurals: Basketball; Bowling; Dodgeball; Euchre; Electronic Gaming; Flag Football; Fooseball; Golf; Home Run Derby; Pool; Rook; Softball; Soccer; Table Tennis; Ultimate Frisbee; Volleyball;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) GlimmerGlass (bi-weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago, Illinois (50), Chicago, Illinois (70)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Kankakee, Illinois (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Kankakee, Illinois (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 72% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 41% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Wheaton College)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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