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.

Visit Our Campus

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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


Southern Nazarene University

SNU Recognized as 2021 Veteran Employer Champion

Southern Nazarene University is committed to serving the veteran population of its community—students and employees alike. A reflection of that commitment, SNU was recognized as

Dr. Sylvia Goodman Inducted into Carroll F. Bradley Hall of Fame

SNU would like to commend Dr. Sylvia Goodman for her induction into the Carroll F. Bradley Hall of Fame at SNU’s sister college, Eastern Nazarene

SNU Introduces Kairos Scholars Award

Kairos. noun.  a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action : the opportune and decisive moment. Committed to attracting and

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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