Southwestern Christian University

Bethany, OK, USA
3.25 Average Rating

Southwestern Christian University is a Christian liberal arts college and the first Pentecostal higher educational institution in the state of Oklahoma. SCU features a Christian Studies department as well as traditional liberal arts offerings and all academic fields of study are based on a Biblical-Christian worldview. Mandatory chapel takes place every Tuesday and Thursday and extra chapel services are held on certain Fridays during the school year. In addition, the SCU Spiritual Life program offers several extracurricular events that count toward the spiritual life credits every student must accrue.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
92%
Submitting ACT
14%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 978
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
764
Total Number of Undergrads
746
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,445
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,880
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,233
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,871
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,888
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,320

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,496
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,976
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Regal the Eagle
School Colors
Blue/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.25 Average Rating
Southwestern Christian University offers on campus and off campus classes or degrees online. The student services staff at this University is friendly and goes the extra mile to be helpful. The professors have the student's best interest at heart and desires for their students to succeed.
Rosie from Ozark, AL
SCU is an excellent place to learn from incredible professors. Each professor deeply cares about the well-being of their students. It is great learning a biblical perspective in in any degree at this university.
Ashlee from Alpine, CA