Olivet Nazarene University Graduate Program Reviews

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50%
of students recommend
(3.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 16 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 4,892 (3,403 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,425
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
Graduation Year: 2019

Not only do they have an extremely disengaged and disorganized ABSN nursing school; they also have a terrible MSN FNP program. Professors do not care about students, they get offended while providing feedbacks, and they very unresponsive to any of you request. It takes way too much time than what they promise to graduate from this University. Some Professors try to force religion down your throat while giving little attention to student learning. Go anywhere else to get your FNP than come here.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Olivet is a great school with instructors and staff that care about their students.
1.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is awful. I would not recommend it at all. Here is a list of reasons why. You never receive a direct answer if you have a questions. I asked a question one time to different leaders in the program and I received three different answers from all of them. The professors do not follow the handbook and make up there own assignments and grading rules. If you ask a professor a question, they get offended and do not provide any constructive feedback. In class, your not learning how to become an FNP but rather how to do things the way your professor wants them to be to pass. The school does not prepare you for boards and your by yourself studying and taking review classes. The school does not help you find preceptors for clinicals even though they state they will. They just give you a list of places that people have used in the past. I had many classmates that had to drop out because they could not find clinical sites. It's online and they state you can continue working full time but that's a false statement. There is way to much busy work to be able to work full time, do clinicals, and school work after it! To sum it up chose a different school!
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2018

They say two years to complete the NP program; however, what they don't tell you is how many times your education needs to be halted related to unavailable clinical sites. (Need 780 hours of clinical hours). Knowing this issue, the University continues to enroll other students... knowing how difficult clinical sites are to find. The University is only for the bottom dollar, (just like any other University), not for the outcome of the student. Its a joke. For the money paid for education, the school should have set clinical sites/residency for NP students. Should have gone to Loyola for $100,000.00...would have been completed by now!
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Program is really tough and not worth the money. The professors here do not help nor do reply to your questions on time. A lot of assignments and exams are about useless material. This program is not good for working Professionals. If I were to start over, I would not come here for my FNP and MSN
2.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
Graduation Year: 2018

The NP program at ONU is not worth the money you are paying for. Yes, they market it saying you can finish in less than two years, but majority of people wind up staying past two years because they fail a lot of people and make them retake classes. Likewise, many of the instructors got their degree from some mickey mouse online schools (Kaplan, Capella, etc.) and they act like they are the experts in their field. They get offended if you ask them a question (all of them want a free paycheck without doing any work). They treat students as junk material neither providing them with any help or support. The program is not very reputable in the Chicago area. It is very hard to find a job after graduating from here. I would avoid attending this college!!!!!! Beware they are nice to you at enrollment (they will smile, give you a lot of free goodies, etc.), but once you are in the program, their professors or student success team basically do not care other than when it is time to collect money.
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

There FNP program is worst. They have all about ripping you apart for money. There program is very unorganized. There is no help and support for their students. I wish I knew better before enrolling here. The financial aid department is only department that responds on time . Once you are enrolled, they don't care about you about anything and you are on your own. Do not come here if you really want to be a nurse practitioner.
1.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

If you are earning your master's through a cohort, do not use this school. I bought a degree basically. The final project was scheduled for 2 years. The officials that were supposed to be at our presentation did not show up to approve the project. The project was done over 3 or 4 courses in the program. It was awful that they did not show to see us present.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry. This is an excellent program at Olivet because it is designed to prepare students and provide ministerial opportunities as part of their education. A significant portion of the program consists hands-on ministry experience. The financial aid of the school is also excellent. It is a younger program, so the cost is still fairly low. A major con of the program is that since it is young, many of the courses are cross-listed with undergraduate courses on campus. So, you might end up taking classes designed for undergraduates. Of course, your own work-load for that class will be much heavier than the undergraduate students, but the lectures will be designed to educate undergrads, not graduate students.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Many professional teachers holding a doctoral degree. Many practical applications of the content leaned via the assignments created and tasks asked to be completed. Online atmosphere is conducive to learning since students are able to log-on and interact when needed. Students have the ability to utilize first-class resources at a growing university. Cons: ability to see, speak to, ad interact with real people since the entire program is online. Teacher accessibility since the course is purely online. Ability to focus on main interests since the environment is all online.
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