SNU one of "America's Best Colleges"

Southern Nazarene University has once again earned a top-tier spot in the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” as published by U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading source of service journalism and news. SNU is one of only three Oklahoma colleges to be named in the 2008 “Best Universities-Master’s” West category.

According to U.S. News, SNU is ranked as an institution that provides a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, a category for which 574 universities were considered. SNU was selected based on criteria such as SAT/ACT scores, student-faculty ratio, and freshman retention.

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is an accredited Christian liberal arts institution with more than 70 academic programs. Within the SNU academic community are professors who mentor with Christian care and attention, wireless laptops issued to all incoming students, and academic programs to equip students with all the resources they will need to both prepare for a career and develop as a thinking Christian who is actively engaged in the world.

The U.S. News and World report annually compiles data from thousands of U.S. colleges and universities, and publishes findings from more than 1,900 schools ranked and reviewed. This year’s exclusive rankings feature some substantial changes in methodology. The full list of rankings is available on the magazine’s web site at and a print version is also available on newsstands and in bookstores. “America’s Best Colleges” is the oldest and most renowned system for ranking the nation’s institutions of higher learning.

For more information on all college rankings contact U.S. News and World Report, Cynthia Powell,, 202.955.2136. For more information about SNU contact Carol Wight or Eunice Trent, Office of Communications & Marketing,, 405.491.6600.