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Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate33%
Acceptance Rate33%

About Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University Overview

Southern Nazarene University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Bethany, Oklahoma. Southern Nazarene University was founded in 1899 and enrolls 1,529 undergrads and no graduate students. Southern Nazarene University offers housing for up to 828 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at Southern Nazarene University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Southern Nazarene University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Southern Nazarene University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Southern Nazarene University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Southern Nazarene University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southern Nazarene University on the Student Life page.

2022 Southern Nazarene University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 33%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%
Tuition $26,040

Is Southern Nazarene University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Southern Nazarene University offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Southern Nazarene University Acceptance Rate 2022

Southern Nazarene University is not competitive to get into. Around 33% of applicants get into Southern Nazarene University each year. Last year, 979 students applied to Southern Nazarene University and 322 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Nazarene University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 67% of students who start at Southern Nazarene University come back the next year. Around 60% of students who started at Southern Nazarene University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Southern Nazarene University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Southern Nazarene University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southern Nazarene University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Southern Nazarene University's endowment was valued at $21.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,446 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Nazarene University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Southern Nazarene University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Nazarene University.

Based on this information, does Southern Nazarene University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Southern Nazarene University a good school for you?

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Where is Southern Nazarene University?

Southern Nazarene University is located in the suburban setting of Bethany, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City.

If you want to see Southern Nazarene University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40/Interstate 35 to Bethany, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southern Nazarene University and Bethany are like without leaving home.

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College Info

6729 Northwest 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008

Campus Setting: Suburban

Southern Nazarene University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Nazarene University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Nazarene University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southern Nazarene University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern Nazarene University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Nazarene University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern Nazarene University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Southern Nazarene University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Nazarene University is like? There are approximately 1,529 students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from OK and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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