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 4,700 students enrolled each year at Olivet Nazarene University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at ONU. A score within the range of 960 - 1180 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the ONU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. 67% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Olivet Nazarene University was reported as 67.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,210 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: 19 - 26
  • ONU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for ONU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 66.2%
  • 2018-2019: 65.1%
  • 2019-2020: 67.3%
  • Projected ONU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 63.1%

How Does ONU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for ONU is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of St Francis45.6%
Trinity Christian College69.1%
Saint Xavier University72.7%
Indiana University-Northwest74.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ONU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math470 - 580
Total Score960 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math17 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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