Southern Nazarene University

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6729 N.W. 39th Expressway

Bethany, OK 73008

Phone: (405) 789-6400
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 6
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Southern Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,702, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its tuition and fees are $21,174 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1899
Religious affiliation Nazarene
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


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 less selective, with an acceptance rate of 99 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 99.0% 4
Application deadline August 6
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 6

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Southern Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,702, with a gender distribution of 46.8 percent male students and 53.2 percent female students. Southern Nazarene University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,184
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Tuition and fees $21,174 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,600 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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