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Southern Nazarene University

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

About Southern Nazarene University

Since 1899, Southern Nazarene University has set the standard for innovative servant leadership. Through service-oriented classrooms to a vibrant campus community, 15 Division II athletic programs, competitive internships, and high job placement, we lead by example.

At SNU, the hospitality runs deep. We’re working constantly to make your college experience all it can be. Academic departments offer opportunities that enhance your learning -- things like a music recording studio for Production, a MakerSpace in Graphic Design, a cadaver lab in Science, a photography studio for Mass Communications, Oklahoma’s only accredited Lab School for Education, a full Pastoral Ministry program, an Equestrian Center, and more. With a 13:1 student:faculty ratio, professors will know your name, walking beside you through your academic journey. We don’t mess around when it comes to giving you our best.

Students from every discipline, every interest, are exposed to leadership opportunities where they can thrive. First-generation college students who don’t quite know the ropes have access to student services including tutoring and a writing center. We’re with you every step of the way. Through more than 40 majors, you’re able to see what it’s like to have true integration of faith and learning, bringing the mind of Christ into every profession.

Explore SNU.

We’re purposefully different.

Southern Nazarene University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Bethany, Oklahoma. Southern Nazarene University was founded in 1899 and enrolls 1,529 undergrads and no graduate students.

Southern Nazarene University Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Southern Nazarene University. Around 33% of applicants get into Southern Nazarene University each year. Out of 979 applications received in 2010, 322 students were offered admission.

Southern Nazarene University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 33%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%

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Southern Nazarene University is located in the town of Bethany, Oklahoma, in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

If you would like to see Southern Nazarene University for yourself, be sure to 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.

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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.

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