Pacific Rim Students
Olivet Nazarene University is excited to bring its mission of “Education with a Christian Purpose” to an underserved part of the globe.
“Since my first visit to Hawaii and American Samoa in 2014 I felt an instant connection with the students and families. My experience working with them has been life changing. I walk alongside and love the students and families God has allowed to cross my path – as well as help them achieve their educational and spiritual goals. The Lord has given me the privilege to “be family away from home” for these students while they are preparing for their future. I take that responsibility very seriously.”
Areas of Study
You won’t find yourself sitting passively listening to lectures. Olivet offers a dynamic, engaging, interactive experience designed to empower you to achieve your goals in life — whether it’s getting into an elite graduate or medical school, or stepping into that dream career.
Campus Services for Pacific Rim Students
As a Pacific Rim student at Olivet, you will have access to every service necessary to assist you in transitioning to college life and preparing for success in educational endeavors, spiritual journey and life! We are, in every way, a student-centered University. We take care of our students! As you enter this new chapter in your life, you do not have to navigate this new territory on your own. Individuals will be here to walk alongside you, providing you the guidance and support to be successful. Over these next four years, we will be your home away from home.
With campus just 50 miles south of Chicago, Olivet students are only a quick car or train ride away from the third largest city in the United States. Chicago’s two world-class airports, O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW), provide easy access for Olivet students from all over the world as they return to campus each year.
Take a walk along the sprawling Lake Michigan shoreline. See a play or hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ride the 150-foot tall Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. Stroll Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and visit the finest shops, galleries and restaurants the Midwest has to offer. And with the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Fire and Wolves, Chicago is a sports fanatic’s dream destination!
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.
Prepare with ONU
With more than 140 areas of study and a stunning campus, Olivet Nazarene University stands tall as one of the nation’s premier hubs of learning and faith. Our nationally recognized academic programs, title-winning athletics, vibrant, energized social climate and countless ministry opportunities make this place unique. Olivet seamlessly integrates passion and calling with career preparedness.