Southern Nazarene University Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rates & More

Southern Nazarene University
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Southern Nazarene University Admissions Overview:

Southern Nazarene University has open admissions, which means that any qualified students have the opportunity to enroll. Students will need to apply to SNU; along with an application, they need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and compete an interview with the admissions office. For complete information about applying, including important timelines, check out the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

Southern Nazarene University Description:

Southern Nazarene University is a private, four-year, Christ-centered university located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Founded in 1899, SNU is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. The 40-acre campus is located minutes away from Oklahoma City. The school takes pride in its close-knit learning community, a feature that is supported by a healthy 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. SNU offers professional bachelor's degree-completion programs, graduate degrees, and undergraduate degrees in 70 areas of study. High achieving students should check out the SNU Honors Program which comes with perks such as priority registration, special courses, access to the Honors Lounge, and a range of research and mentoring opportunities. Campus life at Southern Nazarene is active, and students can choose from over 30 student organizations, as well as intramural and varsity sports including equestrian. The SNU Crimson Storm competes in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference for most sports. SNU is also home to the Morningstar Institute for international development and poverty alleviation training, the SNU School for Children, and the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,186 (1,592 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,468
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,970
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $36,638

Southern Nazarene University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,684
    • Loans: $13,714

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Family Studies, Nursing, Organizational Leadership

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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