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Olivet Nazarene University Student Life

Olivet Nazarene University is on a 275-acre campus in a small town setting in Bourbonnais, Illinois, not far from Chicago. Olivet Nazarene University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Olivet Nazarene University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Olivet Nazarene University has a thriving Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, more students participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Olivet Nazarene University include C.A.U.S.E. (College and University Serving and Enabling), Diakonia, Student Education Association and Women's Residence Association.

Olivet Nazarene University students' favorite campus events are All-School Christmas Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet and Homecoming Coronation.

Olivet Nazarene University Housing

Olivet Nazarene University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Olivet Nazarene University students live on campus. In 2021, 80% of undergrads at Olivet Nazarene University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 20% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Olivet Nazarene University. There are 2,571 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,802 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,063 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.Olivet Nazarene University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Olivet Nazarene University Athletics

At Olivet Nazarene University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Olivet Nazarene University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Olivet Nazarene University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Olivet Nazarene University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Olivet Nazarene University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Olivet Nazarene University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Olivet Nazarene University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Olivet Nazarene University, take Interstate 57 to Bourbonnais, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Olivet Nazarene University Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

66%

In State

34%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

71%

11%

8%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.22%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

2,802

Graduate Students

962

Non-Resident / International Students

31

Olivet Nazarene University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,764

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,440

Out-of-State

$37,440

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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