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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While the campus is currently closed, Southern Nazarene University is taking advantage of virtual tools to keep events such as classes, campus visits, and meetings with staff and faculty active. If you are interested in learning more, please call SNU Admissions at (405)491-6324. Interested in a virtual tour? Check out http://snu.edu/campus-visit to schedule a virtual visit.

  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, OK 73008
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
From Southern Nazarene University

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
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,724/ 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
$18,501/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.27 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

College of Health Sciences: Biology Degree

At the SNU Department of Biology, we know you need more than just classroom lectures to learn. That’s why we create unique environments to take your education to the next level. In addition to our state-of-the-art facilities, including a cadaver lab, we find opportunities for you to learn in off-campus locations that will look great on your resume!

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,528Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
35
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Regular people
    20%
  • Some friendly, but cliques definitely exist
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Awesome
    39%
  • University
    22%
  • Low stress, lots of very good people
    17%
  • Striving for community
    13%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Rip off Military Members
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    55%
    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

    Southern Nazarene University Reviews

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    Southern Nazarene University is a place that is very interested in the success of its students. Academics are obviously a big part of college student success, but something that makes SNU stand out from other colleges is its desire to help people grow individually and socially. There are always opportunities to grow in these ways at SNU and the faculty is rooting for the success of all students!
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    Southern Nazarene is a place of inclusion and the motto that they stand for, Character, Culture, Christ. They are working to build individuals of character that have the potential to do great things in the communities around them, not just academically but also as people in general that will serve the communities around them. SNU is always working toward the idea of inclusion within the difference races that are represented around campus. Professors and individuals that work on campus really focus on making everyone feel like a somebody and to recognize their full potential academically and as an individual. We, as students are met where we are, we are encouraged to be better in every area of our lives and are told and represented as who we are. SNU does everything in their power to build and instill the Christian belief and morale in everything that they do. The faculty and staff make sure we are driven to be the best we can be with the resources that they provide.
    Overall, SNU is a great university. Arguably the best thing the school has to offer is the personal connection that is developed with the professors. SNU has plenty of resources to help students succeed. However, there are areas where the school could improve. The older dorms are in dire need of renovation, but the newer ones are fine. The school should have more/better eating options. Lastly, the school needs to do a better job of providing an environment of inclusion. There have been several instances of blackface, and the administration does not give consequences to these students. When these situations occur, the school does whatever they can to sweep it under the rug. While this hurts to see the administration respond so inappropriately, I am still glad I went here. I have grown tremendously as an individual and a scholar.