Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

12.3

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 322
Declined 657
Total Received 979
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Private

1,647

undergraduate students

2,259

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Southern Nazarene University, founded in 1899, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Programs are offered in the Colleges of Ministry and the Humanities, Professional and Social Studies, and Science and Health. Its 40-acre campus is located in Bethany, OK.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,906
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Nazarene

200-acre, suburban campus in Bethany (population: 19,402), one mile from Oklahoma City; branch campus in Tulsa. Air, bus, and train serve Oklahoma City.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Oklahoma City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Will Rogers World

Southern Nazarene University
6729 N.W. 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK
73008

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Business Gaming Team
  • Campus Social Life Committee
  • intramural sports societies
  • Choral Society
  • Inter-Club

Top Events

  • Lip Sync Contest
  • Homecoming
  • Pow-Wow Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 322
Declined 657
Total Received 979

Admissions Factors

Very Important

interview
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
American Government and Politics (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Finance, General
General Studies
Graphic Communications, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Language Interpretation and Translation
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,906

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

1,647
students

Female
53%
874

Male
47%
773

58%

2,259
students

Female
55%
1,236

Male
45%
1,023

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,598
students

Female
53%
844

Male
47%
754

3%

49
students

Female
62%
30

Male
38%
19

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 12%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

51

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Noncompetitive

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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