Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

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Southern Nazarene, 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, one mile from Oklahoma City.

Website: www.snu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,647
Undergraduate
Students
(53.1%) 874 Women
(46.9%) 773 Men
2,259
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 979 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
17-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
92
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Bethany Population
19,563
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Oklahoma City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crimson Storm
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
5.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
66.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended August 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6729 Northwest 39th Expressway
City, State, Zip
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone
(405) 491-6324
Fax
(405) 491-6381
E-mail
lcantwell@snu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations
Essay
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
33% of 979 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
160 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
17-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003149
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
257 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
236 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
227 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,485 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,366 (92.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,316 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,125
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
92
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
259,539
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
120
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
19,563
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Oklahoma City
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
37%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crimson Storm
School Colors
Crimson, white, and navy

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x  
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x  
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, business gaming team, campus social life committee, intramural sports societies, choral society, inter-club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,647
Women
874 (53.1%)
Men
773 (46.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,598
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
5.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.4% from 32 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
2,259

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
66.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
47.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 8%
Law 1%
Theology 10%
Medicine 2%

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