Southern Nazarene University

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world rank  2779

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University Overview

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Bethany (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Oklahoma. This institution also has a branch campus in Oklahoma City. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Evangelical religion. Southern Nazarene University (SNU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SNU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym SNU
Founded 1899
Motto Character, Culture, Christ
Colours Crimson and white

University Location

Address 6729 NW 39th Expressway
73008 Oklahoma
United States
Tel +1 (405) 789 6400
Fax +1 (405) 491 6381
Other locations Oklahoma City

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 6729 Northwest 39th Expressway
Bethany 73008
(405) 491 6324
800 648 9899

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical Church of the Nazarene -

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southern Nazarene University's Library
Southern Nazarene University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 83,997 physical volumes, 96,493 physical media, 96,493 digital/electronic medium and 84 licensed digital/electronic databases. Southern Nazarene University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Southern Nazarene University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 840 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

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