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Education With a Christian Purpose

We believe Higher Education should have a Higher Purpose. For over 115 years, Olivet has answered that call — guiding students who seek wisdom and knowledge.

Bring your passion and build your future.

With nearly 200 areas of study, title-winning athletics, 22 graduate and doctoral degrees and a vibrant campus community and online network, Olivet welcomes you in your pursuit of learning and faith. Discover Life at Olivet

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Find Your Path at Olivet

No two journeys are alike. Explore over 140 areas of study and connect with an admissions advisor to find out which path best matches your aspirations.

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A Place You Belong

With accredited programs, award-winning academics, and a faculty touting degrees from a wide spectrum of world-class educational institutions, Olivet stands committed to integrating faith and learning.


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Olivet Campus

Explore All Campus Has to Offer

While we’ll never replace home, we put our heart at the center of Olivet so you have everything you need to succeed.

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Campus Visit & Tours

Visit Olivet Today

Seeing is Believing, and an Olivet Visit is the best way to get you one step closer to ONU!

Want to experience what your Olivet journey could be like? Plan your personalized 1-on-1 visit today. Campus visits and tours and online appointments are available nearly every day! Our specialized Purple & Gold Days for High School Seniors are epic. This fall, we will be offering new, overnight visits and concentrated Academic visit days.

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Graduate Programs

More than 20 Degrees to Help Further Your Growth

Olivet Nazarene University offers on-ground, online or hybrid master’s degrees in Business, Education, Nursing, as well as Ministry and Theology, and certificate programs for those seeking advanced qualifications.

The flagship EdD in Ethical Leadership is also available both online and as hybrid, and an ideal way to earn a convenient and affordable doctoral degree.

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Choosing Olivet

Take a Look Inside ONU

Our undergraduate on-campus experience is second-to-none. With nearly 200 areas of study and a full option of major/minor combinations, Olivet is the ideal liberal arts match for any young man or woman ready to pursue their career and calling.

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Students are supported by everyone in the Olivet community. Our graduates are educated and spiritually equipped to go and change the world.


$110+ Million Awarded in Financial Aid Each Year

Christian education should be attainable for students from all walks of life and economic backgrounds.

At Olivet, we provide nationally-recognized academic programs and the resources, tools, and assistance you may need to succeed.

Financial Aid & Affordability

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Faculty & Staff

Connect and Network with Award-Winning Faculty

Today’s mentors. Tomorrow’s peers.

Immerse yourself in a rich network of intelligent, gifted, and caring teachers committed to you and the Olivet mission.

Meet the Faculty

“I’ve witnessed how Olivet empowers students to find their unique voice & discover their individual calling. This is an environment for students to explore & discover their purpose.”

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Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

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