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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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 Extends Test-Optional to the 2022-2023 Academic Year

BETHANY, OK (September 28, 2020) – Continuing in effect for students applying for Fall 2022 through Spring 2023 semester, submitting scores from the ACT or

SNU’s Military Appreciation Week

SNU prepares to celebrate its annual Military Appreciation Week from October 18-22. Throughout the week, various military uniform displays, POW/MIA table displays, and military partner

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,

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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