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Olivet Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Bourbonnais is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

200 Undergraduate Degrees
255 Graduate Degrees
$27,519 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Olivet Nazarene has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#54 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#283 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Olivet Nazarene University?

Location of Olivet Nazarene University

Contact details for Olivet Nazarene are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271
Phone: 815-939-5011

How Do I Get Into Olivet Nazarene?

You can apply to Olivet Nazarene online at:

Admission Requirements for Olivet Nazarene

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Olivet Nazarene?

66% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Olivet Nazarene is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Olivet Nazarene University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Olivet Nazarene University  ( 510 to 610 )
Olivet Nazarene received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Olivet Nazarene University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Olivet Nazarene University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Olivet Nazarene University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Olivet Nazarene University?

$27,519 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Olivet Nazarene is $27,519. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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

2,946 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,231 undergraduate students at Olivet Nazarene, with 2,946 being full-time and 285 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Olivet Nazarene

There are also 1,424 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,946 full-time undergraduates at Olivet Nazarene, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Olivet Nazarene

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Olivet Nazarene University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Olivet Nazarene Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 221
Hispanic or Latino 265
White 2,236
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

Geographic Diversity

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

1,577 Took All Classes Online
1,809 Took At Least One Class Online
22.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Olivet Nazarene. In 2017-2018, 1,809 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Olivet Nazarene has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd 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 #500 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 21%
Nursing 11%
Registered Nursing 8%

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
Nursing Education #16
Nursing Administration #21
Registered Nursing #114
Nursing #149

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 14 218 232
Registered Nursing 200 0 0 200
Nursing Education 0 0 14 14
Nursing Administration 0 0 9 9
TOTAL 200 14 241 455


*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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