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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SNU Celebrates 118th Commencement

BETHANY, OK – The 118th Commencement of Southern Nazarene University took place on Saturday, May 8. Three commencement services occurred in celebration of the 426


The Office of Intercultural Learning and Engagement in collaboration with the Office of University Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 Miller

SNU’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies Welcomes Two New Hires

SNU’s College of Professional and Graduate Studies welcomes two new board-approved hires. Dr. Shawn Pendley will serve as a Dissertation Director for the

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.