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Education with a Christian Purpose

With more than 140 areas of study, 3500 enrolled students, 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.

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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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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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Affordable Excellence

We award more than $110 million each year. Be sure you are considered in the allocation of talent- and need-based awards. Our financial advisors make it easy.

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Choosing your major can be intimidating. Not here. Take a look at all the areas of study and majors we offer. Our unique liberal arts setting allows students to explore and discover their passion.

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Visit Olivet

Every visit to Olivet is unique. 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.

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Our campus visits are epic! Here’s what one visitor had to say:

Grace K., Muskego, WI
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I would rate my experience as a definite 5. Honestly what stuck out to me the most about Olivet and one of the reasons why I picked it as a school was because the people, my counselor, and the atmosphere was so welcoming and friendly. I loved my experience!

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An Olivet tradition, Purple & Gold Days and Just for Juniors Days are unique, customized group visit days, designed specifically for high school seniors/juniors, 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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Assisting in the Process

Our friendly Admissions staff is here to help make your college transition as smooth as possible.

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International Students

At Olivet, the student body is made up of more than 2,600 men and women representing 40 U.S. states, several world areas and more than 40 religious denominations.

Check out the International Guide below to help with your transition to Olivet Nazarene University. 

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International Guide

Transfer Students

Each year, 25 percent of our graduating seniors are students who transferred to Olivet Nazarene University. Our transfer process is straight-forward and we spend millions of dollars every year to ensure that Olivet is affordable. Our goal is to make this process as smooth as possible for you. In addition to any government aid for which you may be eligible, Olivet offers significant institutional scholarships for transfer students.

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Enrollment Deposit

Ready to submit your enrollment deposit? Your $200 deposit will secure your place in the incoming class as well as prepare you for final enrollment steps.

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Since 1907, young men and women have chosen Olivet, where students participate in more than 100 different organizations, clubs, athletic teams, music ensembles, and outreach opportunities that allow students to put their faith in action on campus and around the globe.

Browse Areas of Study

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.

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Students come from more than 23 countries, representing more than 40 religious denominations. The community is alive with unique perspectives of life beyond the campus entrance.

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Interested in becoming a Tiger? Click on the link below and fill out the appropriate form. Once you submit the form a member of the coaching staff will be glad to contact you. 

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Creating significant relationships that last a lifetime may not be a course of study, but it is an unavoidable accessory to your Olivet degree.

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Ask These Questions

When searching for a college or university- it is best to get all the information you can. Here are a few questions we recommend asking.

What are the Academics like?

  • Does the college offer your major?
  • Are there ample areas of study (in case you change majors)?
  • Does the college have strong internship and study-abroad opportunities?
  • Are the academic programs rigorous?
  • Is academic tutoring and career counseling readily offered?
  • Are the professors accessible in and out of the classroom?
  • Are the professors renowned in their fields?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • What defines the classroom experience?

What will campus life be like?

  • What are all the on- and off-campus dining options?
  • Are there fitness activities for students?
  • Are there athletic teams to cheer on?
  • What clubs, intramural sports, ministries and volunteer activities exist?
  • Does the college have on- and off-campus guidelines for living?
  • Does the college offer off-campus living?

What unique opportunities are offered?

  • Are there added-value opportunities and services?
  • Is the school near additional internships, jobs and culture?
  • What arts opportunities are there?
  • Does the school provide a multicultural experience?
  • What are some alumni success stories?

Is this school a good fit for me personally?

  • What is the weather like?
  • What is the campus city or town like?
  • How important is distance from home?
  • After financial aid is awarded, how affordable is the school?
  • Do you value the school’s policies regarding residential life?

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