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Southern Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,615, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern Nazarene University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 81. Its tuition and fees are $21,174 (2012-13).
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Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community, emphasizing excellence in teaching, holistic education, global understanding, and service. Students work closely with professors in their academic disciplines and liberal arts coursework, encountering chapel, service projects, off-campus internship and study opportunities, cross-cultural community life, and athletic challenges. SNU focuses on preparing graduates to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with purpose. As a Christian community of scholars, SNU models the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth, and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Southern Nazarene University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 6. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 6. The application fee at Southern Nazarene University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 99.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||99.0%|
|Application deadline||August 6|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 6|
The student-faculty ratio at Southern Nazarene University is 16:1, and the school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southern Nazarene University include: Organizational Leadership; Business Administration and Management, General; Human Development and Family Studies, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.0 percent.
Southern Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,615, with a gender distribution of 49.0 percent male students and 51.0 percent female students. At this school, 67.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33.0 percent of students live off campus. Southern Nazarene University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Southern Nazarene University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Southern Nazarene University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southern Nazarene University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southern Nazarene University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$21,174 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,600 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data