Olivet Nazarene University

Private, Four-years School Located in Bourbonnais, IL

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How much is the Olivet Nazarene tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Olivet Nazarene's tuition & fees is $37,940.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,480 when a student lives on-campus.

Olivet Nazarene Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,940
Books & Supplies Costs$850
On-campus Room & Board$9,790
On-campus Expenses$2,900
Off-campus Room & Board$15,360
Off-campus Expenses$1,000
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$38,447

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Olivet Nazarene for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $151,760 at Olivet Nazarene. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $207,943. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $100,151.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$37,940$51,151$24,203
Sophomore (2024-25)$37,940$51,692$24,744
Junior (2025-26)$37,940$52,256$25,308
Senior (2026-27)$37,940$52,844$25,896
4 Years Total$151,760$207,943$100,151
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$37,940$51,692$24,744
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,940$52,256$25,308
Junior (2026-27)$37,940$52,844$25,896
Senior (2027-28)$37,940$53,455$26,507
4 Years Total$151,760$210,247$102,455
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,940$52,256$25,308
Sophomore (2026-27)$37,940$52,844$25,896
Junior (2027-28)$37,940$53,455$26,507
Senior (2028-29)$37,940$54,091$27,143
4 Years Total$151,760$212,646$104,854
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$37,940$52,844$25,896
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,940$53,455$26,507
Junior (2028-29)$37,940$54,091$27,143
Senior (2029-30)$37,940$54,754$27,806
4 Years Total$151,760$215,144$107,352
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,940$53,455$26,507
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,940$54,091$27,143
Junior (2029-30)$37,940$54,754$27,806
Senior (2030-31)$37,940$55,444$28,496
4 Years Total$151,760$217,744$109,952

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Olivet Nazarene' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Olivet Nazarene University$37,940
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Olivet Nazarene and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Olivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, IL$37,940$10,957
Bethel UniversityMcKenzie, TN$18,168$13,392
Walla Walla UniversityCollege Place, WA$33,027$27,468
Canisius UniversityBuffalo, NY$32,720$16,680
Friends UniversityWichita, KS$32,748$11,988
Stephens CollegeColumbia, MO$28,200$9,900
Lincoln Memorial UniversityHarrogate, TN$26,150$23,225
Naropa UniversityBoulder, CO$34,600$22,450
Touro UniversityNew York, NY$21,810$14,160
Eastern Nazarene CollegeQuincy, MA$28,610$11,373
Rockford UniversityRockford, IL$37,300$14,060

Financial Aid and COA

At Olivet Nazarene University, 2,571 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $26,948.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Olivet Nazarene is $24,532 for students living on-campus and $28,202 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 660 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $29,708 and the average amount of student loans is $7,107.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,480
COA (off-campus)$55,150
Tuition & Fees$37,940
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,540
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,210
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,532
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,202
Average Financial Aid$26,948
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,57197%$26,948
Pell Grants92535%$4,721
Federal Student Loan1,84370%$6,357
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid660100%-
Grants or Scholarships660100%$29,708
Federal Grants42665%$4,809
Pell Grants25739%$4,806
Other Federal Grants37256%$2,187
State/Local Grants18828%$5,309
Institutional Grants660100%$25,092
Student Loan Aid48073%$7,107
Federal Student Loans47973%$5,361
Other Student Loans6610%$12,774

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Olivet Nazarene's acceptance rate is 60.55%. A total of 5,881 applicants applied to and 3,561 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 661 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.56%.
To apply to Olivet Nazarene, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate60.55%68.86%67.37%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.56%20.36%18.53%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Olivet Nazarene University has a total of 3,255 students including 2,519 undergraduate and 736 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,313 male students and 2,149 female students attending Olivet Nazarene. The school offers online degree programs and 833 students enrolled online exclusively (25.59% of all students).
Total3,462 1,3132,149
Undergraduate2,643 1,1251,518
Graduate819 188631

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered107 Programs
Online Program Offered21 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered18 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate57.80%
Student Population3,255
Graduation Rate66%
Retention Rate77%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties124 (Full-time), 254 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs448 (Full-time), 330 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,239
Average Staff Salary$50,795