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


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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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Department of Biological Sciences

At Olivet, students encounter and learn about science and the scientific process. They develop critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. They do research, apply the scientific method and do investigation. They ask questions, develop hypotheses, collect and interpret data. They develop skills in scientific writing and presentation. Olivet is committed to preparing students for the next steps as they pursue a career in biology.

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Department of Chemistry and Geosciences

When students study chemistry or the geosciences they discover opportunities for improving life for the residents of planet Earth. They learn to respect and care for God’s creation. At Olivet, students spend productive hours working side-by-side with their professors and one another in lab settings. The latest in research equipment gives them quality experiences, provides them with valid research results and prepares them well for their future careers.

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Department of Engineering

At Olivet, we believe the study of engineering opens the door to careers that make a difference. Olivet’s expert engineering faculty are experienced instructors who mentor, guide and teach from experience. They work to provide students with the best in professional preparation – from deep lecture to hands-on laboratory experiences to challenging projects for real-world clients.

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Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Olivet offers a programs that equip students for professional careers and develops innovative and problem-solving skills. Mathematics students are given the opportunity to integrate research and computations with real-world problems. Computer Science students are given the opportunity to obtain 13 different certifications including CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ throughout their course work. There are also numerous opportunities outside of the classroom such as programming competitions, presenting research at conventions and networking with successful professional organizations. 

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Dr. Michael Pyle

A professor at Olivet since 2007 and now the Associate Dean for The Martin D. Walker School of STEM, Mike Pyle is helping to continue Olivet’s long, strong history of preparing students for lives of service. He and his wife, Nancy, a nursing professor at Olivet, often lead medical mission teams to Papua New Guinea and Uganda. A practicing physician and surgeon, he also invites students to join him in the clinic or operating room.

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Mr. Martin D. Walker

With the dedication of the Martin D. "Skip" Walker School of Engineering and Technology on October 6, 2015, the STEM programs entered a new era of innovation. In his career spanning six decades, Mr. Walker epitomized Christian business leadership in guiding and growing a number of leading manufacturing and business enterprises. He and his family have supported countless industry, corporate and nonprofit organizations through volunteer service.

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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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