Olivet Ranked No.2 Best Value School by US News Report 2021

Olivet Nazarene University recognized in four distinct categories in the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges Report.

March 16, 2021 Academics

On September 14, 2020, U.S. News & World Report released the 2021 Best Colleges Report. Olivet Nazarene University received rankings and recognition in four unique categories – including a No. 2 ranking in the Best Value College for regional universities in the Midwest category.

Olivet has also been recognized as a top Regional University in the Midwest; a Top Performer on Social Mobility; and a Best Undergraduate Engineering Program for national non-doctoral engineering programs. These rankings took into consideration various factors including retention and graduation rates, faculty and financial resources, student excellence and alumni engagement. 

For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and advice have served as a valuable consumer reference. The U.S. News Best Colleges annual report provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. This type of third-party endorsement provides clarity for prospective students as they go through the college search process. 

With a modern, student-centered approach to teaching, Olivet continues to stand out by offering a unique learning environment and programming that engages students with character-building service learning; spring break and summer mission trip opportunities; global learning programs; collaborative assignments; undergraduate research projects; and internship opportunities.

For more information on Olivet’s more than 140 areas of study or to schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published 9/16/2020

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