Southwestern Christian University

2014 Quick Stats
PO Box 340

Bethany, OK 73008

Phone: (405) 789-7661
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Colleges (West)

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Southwestern Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 664, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 10 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southwestern Christian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,500 (2012-13).

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

Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

SCU has increased its enrollment by over 170 percent over the course of the past three years.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation Pentecostal
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $822,758


When applying to Southwestern Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 13. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 88.3 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 88.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 13

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern Christian University is 20:1, and the school has 81.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern Christian University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Human Development and Family Studies, General; Religion/Religious Studies; Bible/Biblical Studies; and Music Performance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 60.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 26%
Human Development and Family Studies, General 23%
Religion/Religious Studies 19%
Bible/Biblical Studies 7%
Music Performance, General 5%

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Student Life

Southwestern Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 664, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 694
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Southwestern Christian University offers a number of student services including health insurance. Southwestern Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like student patrols and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southwestern Christian University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern Christian University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $13,500 (2012-13)
Room and board $5,300 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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