Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Olivet Nazarene confers bachelor’s degrees in over 140 academic areas of study. As a Christian institution, ONU holds twice-weekly chapel service and requires all students to live by an honor code. For exercise-minded students, the ONU campus is home to the Recreational Life Center and provides access to 10.5 miles of trails along the nearby Kankakee River.
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Olivet is a place that is both spiritually and academically challenging. It offers a close knit community that supports you as you grow and learn. The community as a whole works together, and offers a full and exciting campus life.
Melyssa from Parma, MI
Olivet Nazarene University is a wonderful school that focuses on educating students for their future careers with an emphasis on how their Christian faith will affect their careers and their lives. The Christian atmosphere allows for great opportunities for in depth discussions about a wide variety of topics, ranging from spiritual matters to future career goals and beyond. Students here receive a top notch academic education, as well as spiritual formation that can affect the rest of their lives, if they are willing to let it.
Corey from Merrillville, IN
olivet has a nice campus, and i am really looking forward to the new student life and recreation center. the professors that i have talked to seem nice and they all offer a different teaching style.
A very clean and beautiful campus, located in a small college town on the outskirts of Kankakee Community. The professors are extremely helpful. Though it is small, you cant beat the spiritual environment that surrounds you through both students and staff.
Lauren from Modesto, CA
Academically challenging, yet the professors are willing to go above and beyond for students. The students are inviting and still willing to get to know people. The admissions offices are will prepared and laid out, all that you need is at your fingertips.