We Believe You Belong Here

We Believe You Belong Here

Education with a Christian Purpose

With more than 140 areas of study, 4900 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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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 enrollment advisors and family advocates make it easy.

Paying for College

Still Exploring

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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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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For High School Students

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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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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Experts at Your Service

Assisting in the Process

Meet Emily, Fernette, a 2015 graduate of Olivet, with a degree in Family and Consumer Science. Serving today as Admissions Counselor, Emily always continues to make time for her first early love-music. A skilled vocalist, Emily has appeared as Messiah soloist and numerous concerts and engagements. She has a passion for serving people, and a deep love for Olivet.

Meet the Counselors

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.

Interest Grid

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

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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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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