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Southern Nazarene University: Narrative Description


6729 Northwest 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Tel: (405)789-6400
Free: 800-648-9899
Admissions: (405)491-6324
Fax: (405)491-6381
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Independent Nazarene, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 40-acre suburban campus with easy access to Oklahoma City. Endowment: $13.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2000. Educational spending 2003-04: $6026 per student. Total enrollment: 2,177. Faculty: 213 (78 full-time, 135 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 552 applied, 56% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,694 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 86 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 47% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; home economics/vocational home economics. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Christian College Coalition Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,904 includes full-time tuition ($12,870), mandatory fees ($768), and college room and board ($5266). College room only: $2458. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $429 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $22 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Gaming Team, Campus Social Life Committee, intramural sports societies, Choral Society, Inter-Club. Major annual events: Lip Sync Contest, Homecoming, Pow-Wow Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 964 college housing spaces available; 866 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. R. T. Williams Learning Resources Center with 95,535 books, 331,364 microform titles, 225 serials, 4,257 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $327,732. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bethany is a metropolitan community in central Oklahoma with a mild climate. Located on U.S. Highway 66, eight miles from Will Rogers Airport, the city also has train service. The community includes active churches, a Chamber of Commerce, nearby health centers and hospitals, and numerous motels. Unusual job opportunities are available for students.

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