Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.
Nestled in the Village of Bourbonnais, just 45 minutes from Chicago, is our 275-acre main campus. The setting includes park-like landscaping surrounding historic and state-of-the art facilities. With 4,800 students, it's large enough to offer a world-class education, and small enough that you know your fellow schoolmates.
Every visit to Olivet is unique, and our Admissions team is here to help. We want you to plan the day that suits you: campus tour; class visits; professor meetings; financial aid consultation; lunch together- all these are available to you and your family. You pick the day, and we will make it happen.
No matter your area of interest, Olivet offers a degree that matches! With more than 140 areas, you are sure to find what you love here. Take a moment and browse our interactive Areas of Study Interest Grid.
An Olivet tradition, Purple & Gold Days are unique, customized group visit days, designed specifically for high school seniors, and their parents. There’s so much to see and do! Customized faculty and student visits, campus tours and class visits, lunch together – there’s no better way to check out Olivet.
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Olivet's campus is conveniently located near dozens of exciting places and activities within the Kankakee and Bradley areas. From hiking through the Kankakee State Park to catching a thrilling race at the Kankakee Speedway, the community is thriving with lots and lots to do!
With 21 men’s and women’s Tiger intercollegiate athletics teams, and nearly 4,000 students participating in Intramural activities– the roar of the crowd rarely subsides.
Missing your ONU Tigers in action? Be sure to catch the big game on our live-streaming service and join in all the fun. Go, Tigers!
Unable to catch the recent chapel service or concert? Many Olivet events are offered via our live-streaming service or after the event, on-demand.