Welcome to SNU


About Us

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university-a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 44-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and to one another. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.

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Virtual Campus Tours

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The Commons is the hub for student life on campus featuring dining options, student health center, and Student Development offices.

Designed by an SNU Alumnus, this building is home to Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science majors.

Complete with its own coffee shop, the SNU Library is filled with educational resources as well as individual and group study areas.

Good News


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Virtual Grant Writing Workshop with Dr. Gwen Ladd Hackler

SNU’s Master’s of Exercise Science in Health Promotion is sponsoring a virtual Grant Writing Workshop for Health Advocates on January 22, 2022, and February 5,

Meet Freshman Student, Emily Castleman

Let us introduce you to Emily Castleman⁠⁠. Hometown: Park City, Utah⁠⁠ Class, Major: Freshman, Elementary Education⁠⁠ Fun Fact: Never broken a bone!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ “I want

SNU Names Vice President for External Relations

After an extensive search, Dr. Keith Newman, President of Southern Nazarene University (SNU), is pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Larry Morris to serve

About SNU and their Accreditations

SNU is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, which is the gold standard for accrediting universities in our region. We are deeply committed to exceeding industry standards, and we also boast several national accreditations.

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