One University AvenueBourbonnais, IL 60914 815-939-5603
About Olivet Nazarene University
  • Year of Foundation 1907
  • Size of Campus 225 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Church of the Nazarene
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,902
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%, 40%, 55%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $16,750
  • Room and Board $6,400
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 2,633
Olivet Nazarene University, a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition, exists to provide a university-level liberal arts “Education with a Christian Purpose.” Our mission is to provide high-quality academic instruction for the purpose of personal development, career and professional readiness, and the preparation of individuals for lives of service to God and humanity. “We seek the strongest scholarship and the deepest piety, knowing that they are thoroughly compatible (and) … a Christian environment … where not only knowledge but character is sought.”
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club; MERC - Multi Ethnic Race Club; MuKappa - Missionary/International Club
  • Popular Event and Social Activities 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)
  • On-campus 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) -
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Number of 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)
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Distance to nearest train Kankakee, Illinois (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus Kankakee, Illinois (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago, Illinois (50), Chicago, Illinois (70)
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (30%), men's dorms (30%), apartments for married students (5%), apartment for single students (35%), special housing for disabled students (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 45%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 40%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 80%
Campus Services
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Museums Planetarium, greenhouse, solar telescope, television studio, radio station, ROTC Training Center
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,896
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 8,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 6,500
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Archives, Curriculum Center
  • Number Of Microforms 330,843
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 100
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,985
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,000
  • Basic Services Provided health service
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 213,051
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 150
  • 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)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support 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
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 41%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Wheaton College)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Olivet Nazarene University, Riverside Healthcare, Provena St. Mary's Hospital, ZLB Behring
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years 77%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 64%
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 70%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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