246 reviews
  1. Bethany, OK
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Southern Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, OK 73008
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Southern Nazarene University

Cost

Net Price
$17,589/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,068/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,510/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,882/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,894/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,396/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,634Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Unique
    33%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Regular people
    27%
  • Some friendly, but cliques definitely exist
    13%

After Southern Nazarene University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Southern Nazarene University Reviews

246 reviews
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The administration was really into the school athletics from switching from NAIA to Division II. The sports teams ended up playing schools several times bigger. Additionally, D II rules have effected non-athletics too, such as professors who are also involved in a local church can't give students a ride to church or there are professors who can't eat lunch off campus with students because it can be seen as favoritism in the D II world. Football is slowly getting better. Basketball is the best. I think there is most fan/student support around basketball. The football field, soccer field, and tennis courts are just okay. The baseball/softball facility, basketball facility, gym/workout space are excellent. There is even a swimming pool. The school even has an English & Western equestrian team. There are constantly a variety of intramural sports durng the year which are popular with students.
At first, I wasn't feeling too comfortable about SNU. Then, After being here for a couple months I actually really enjoy it. The meal plans are great. They know college kids can eat so offer us free food with two different cafes. The size is a really good part as well, You are close to all your professors and classmates and are able to get help during office hours. The events the campus throws is a great experience as well. They always have fun games around campus where you can meet new people and build a bigger friend group. The library is a good spot on our campus for essays or homework or to study. A two story building that has different zones for your need. A quiet zone, And a normal zone. It never really seems like a hangout spot until you and your friends go and get some Starbucks (Which I just started drinking this year) and study for hours. Overall, it is a great school, with great people and I love it.
Small class sizes, great academics, all classes are taught by professors and the majority respond to email within 24 hours and are willing to meet outside of class time. SNU has an excellent academic reputation in OK & even some surrounding states. The majority of professors are great at recognizing that students are individuals and sometimes unexpected events happen, while there are a few who forget these things. Being a small school, you're able to know the majority of students there. Being a private college, the cost is really high, $30,000 a year without financial aid, if you were to get all the federal/state financial aid, loans, and some school based scholarships, you're still stuck with close to $10,000 to pay out of pocket. Living off campus saves a lot of money, but have to apply to live off-campus, those guidelines are strict, and the university owns/rents most of the houses nearby. On-campus housing is enjoyable depending on your personality & budget.There are a variety of dorms. The dorm with the best community atmosphere is the traditional one.The newest dorm, Hills, feels very closed off with multiple heavy doors to get to your actual room. A lot of the spaces/amenities advertised (study & classrooms and community kitchen) have a lot of restrictions. To live in Hills it costs an extra $1-2,000. Each dorm has a resident director & resident assistants and it helps to add to the community feel, but resident assistants are hit or miss, some of them are great, have open door hours, floor parties, make rounds, really try to get to know each resident, etc., while it seems like others are just doing it for the free room/living stipend, try to get around the job requirements, and seem to be in that position because of who they know, which is the way a lot of things on campus. NSI for freshman is nice to get acquainted, but it was starting to get long & in a sense forced upon students. Staff are friendly. The campus / area is really safe. Good health center.