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  • Here, at one of the nation's premier Christian universities, we believe higher education should have a higher purpose.
  • It is why faith is at the heart of all we do — in our classrooms, in our campus life, on our playing fields and in the many ministries in which we take part.

    Here, faith and learning come together to make possible exciting careers as well as faithful, fulfilled lives. In a rigorous, yet supportive, learning environment, our students are challenged to grow both intellectually and spiritually.

    And as a result, they leave here prepared to serve as Christ-like examples in workplaces, communities and churches all across the world.

    Students come to Olivet seeking a higher purpose for their life — and they find it. They believe. They become.

    Olivet at a glance

    Founded: 1907

    Location: Bourbonnais, Ill., just 50 miles south of Chicago’s Loop

    Campus: Beautiful, park-like campus on 275 acres

    Students: About 4,900 (2,900 undergraduate) students from more than 40 states and 20 countries

    Academics: More than 120 fields of study

    Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs 

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  • Olivet's main campus is located in Bourbonnais, Ill., approximately one hour south of Chicago's Loop.