Olivet Nazarene University (ONU)

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Olivet Nazarene University can be found in Bourbonnais, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,000 students enrolled each year at Olivet Nazarene University.

A large majority of students at ONU scored in the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the ONU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. 82% of all students that apply are granted admission to Olivet Nazarene University, from which 25% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at olivet.edu.

Overall ONU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Olivet Nazarene University was reported as 82.0% in Fall 2013 with over 3,720 college applications submitted to Olivet Nazarene University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ONU ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • ONU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Olivet Nazarene University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Olivet Nazarene University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Olivet Nazarene University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.1%
  • 2010-2011: 80.6%
  • 2011-2012: 80.0%
  • 2012-2013: 79.1%
  • 2013-2014: 82.0%
  • Projected ONU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 80.6%

How Does ONU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for ONU is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of St Francis51.4%
Trinity Christian College90.2%
Saint Xavier University50.6%
Calumet College of Saint Joseph40.0%
Saint Josephs College64.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ONU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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