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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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-
Southern Nazarene is a private, Christian university located in Bethany, Oklahoma in the Oklahoma City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,483 undergraduate students. The Southern Nazarene acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Organizational Behavior Studies, Business, and Human Development. Graduating 45% of students, Southern Nazarene alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
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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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

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,452/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,617/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,018/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,436/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,125/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,483Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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
$46,300/ 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 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.
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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.
I have to say the campus is gorgeous! All the professors I had we're very knowledgeable. Overall I had a really good experience. Being a religious school, part of your requirement is to attend chappel twice for credit to be able to come back the next semester. This was really the only thing I did not really like