Cultivating Knowledge & Wisdom

Since 1907, Olivet has provided second-to-none academic instruction for the purpose of personal development and career preparedness. Through challenging instruction and personal interaction, students embark upon lives of service to God and humanity, living out the “Education with a Christian Purpose” mission.

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Areas of Study

Actuarial Science
Biblical Languages
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Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.


Campus Visit

We offer several different ways for you to visit our beautiful campus! Whether you visit in person or online, choose a personalized visit or energetic event day, we want to show you all that Olivet has to offer.

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It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

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School of Music

Olivet Nazarene University School of Music offers limitless opportunities for students to hone their musical craft. From worship services to the concert hall, you’ll find music in every corner of the campus.

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School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

The Olivet Nazarene University Martin D. Walker School of Engineering and Technology prepares professional young engineers and computer scientists with a focus on innovation and improving the lives of others. Excellent facilities, experienced faculty and real-world experience give students the best possible start for their careers. These world-class programs send graduates to work in top companies around the globe.

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School of Business

The motto for Olivet McGraw School of Business is more than a by-line for faculty and students. The culture and atmosphere is alive and excited as we seek to help individuals and business organizations prosper and bring glory to the name of Christ. Olivet Nazarene University School of Business prepares students to shape the future of business and the world.

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School of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) is a highly respected degree with an ever-growing national demand. Olivet nursing students prepare for careers with an aim to: serve God and humanity in diverse roles and settings, integrate faith and lifelong learning as they investigate concepts inherent in personal, professional and spiritual growth, and demonstrate the development of leadership skills and understanding of the dynamic health care environment. 

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School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Theology & Philosophy 

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Numbers don’t say everything, but these numbers say a lot.

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study-abroad opportunities
graduates with high academic honors
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Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes, and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college, and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

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Explore campus with an online tour and set-up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

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