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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
About Southern Nazarene University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, OK 73008
Website
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Message from the President:
How does a former Houston Police Department Homicide Detective end up as the President of Southern Nazarene University?

Come join us at SNU and I will buy you coffee and share the crazy journey that led me from pursuing criminals to hanging out with university students. The story has some crazy twists and turns but features the constant presence of God directing my path.

At SNU we believe that God has a plan for every individual's life and we would love to join you on your journey. Your story becomes a part of the SNU story and we've seen over 35,000 people join our community as they prepared to serve in assignments across our city and around the world.

If you are looking for a place to discover your passion and purpose, we invite you to check us out and see if we might be a great fit for you. Thanks for taking a look and let us know if there are ways we can serve you as you seek the next step for your higher education experience.
- Dr. Keith Newman

Southern Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$15,798/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,767/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,483Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
38
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Friendly
    32%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Regular people
    21%
  • Some friendly, but cliques definitely exist
    21%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Awesome
    41%
  • University
    23%
  • Low stress, lots of very good people
    18%
  • Striving for community
    14%
  • Rip off Military Members
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    45%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    89%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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    Southern Nazarene University Reviews

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    I initially selected Southern Nazarene University because of their high quality music professors and strong sense of community. Now, as I'm beginning my junior year here I realize that SNU is so much more than good professors and great social events. The faculty here are genuinely invested in the success of their students, academic and otherwise. My friends who go here are truly my campus family, we have one another's backs no matter what. College is hard, so you should surround yourself with faculty and friends that will be with you every step of the way.
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    Southern Nazarene University is a great school. I love the small class setting, the caring professors and the overall environment of SNU. I am a psychology major and love the psychology department. They try to not only help us learn, but focus on helping us to become better individuals and foster important virtues. Some say SNU is restrictive, but they care about values and they care about their students. The only issue I've had is getting things figured out in the business office and financial aid office, but besides that, I love it. Southern Nazarene University was the best choice for me.
    Southern Nazarene University is an amazing university that has the best professors and staff that I have ever seen! The professors truely care about their students and the classes are small so you get the attention you need to succeed in every course. I would have chosen my university differently the first time around if I had know the difference between a regular university and a Christian university.