ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate33%

Southern Nazarene University Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Southern Nazarene University. The acceptance rate at Southern Nazarene University is 33%. Last year, 979 students applied to Southern Nazarene University and 322 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Southern Nazarene University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/15 and the application fee is $35.

Southern Nazarene University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Southern Nazarene University's admissions stats.

Southern Nazarene University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 81%
Waitlist No

Southern Nazarene University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Nazarene University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15

Applying Early to Southern Nazarene University?

Southern Nazarene University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Southern Nazarene University Admissions

Transferring to Southern Nazarene University

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Nazarene University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Southern Nazarene University

What does Southern Nazarene University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Interview Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Academic GPA Considered

Make sure to check with Southern Nazarene University for more information on admission factors.

Southern Nazarene University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Nazarene University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Southern Nazarene University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Nazarene University?

Students admitted to Southern Nazarene University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Southern Nazarene University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southern Nazarene University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southern Nazarene University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southern Nazarene University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2010, 25% of Southern Nazarene University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 81% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Southern Nazarene University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Nazarene University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Nazarene University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Southern Nazarene University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Southern Nazarene University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern Nazarene University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Southern Nazarene University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southern Nazarene University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern Nazarene University.

Does Southern Nazarene University accept transfer credits?

✅ Southern Nazarene University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southern Nazarene University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Southern Nazarene University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Southern Nazarene University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Nazarene University?

✅ Southern Nazarene University is not test optional.

What is Southern Nazarene University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Nazarene University has an acceptance rate of 33%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Nazarene University?

❌ Southern Nazarene University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Southern Nazarene University?

Choose one of the options below to find out more about about Southern Nazarene University:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Connect with other students, parents, and admissions professionals to learn more about about Southern Nazarene University in the College Confidential forums

Explore other colleges in Oklahoma or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Southern Nazarene University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Southern Nazarene University? Southern Nazarene University is a open admission institution. The Southern Nazarene University acceptance rate is 33%. This means that the institution accepts 32 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Southern Nazarene University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Nazarene University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Search for Scholarship
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About Southern Nazarene University?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation