MidAmerica Nazarene University

2030 E College Way, Olathe, United States
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Overview of MidAmerica Nazarene University

About this school

MidAmerica Nazarene, founded in 1968, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 112-acre campus is located in Olathe, 15 miles south of downtown Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,308
    • Men:542 Men (41.4%)
    • Women:766 Women (58.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to MidAmerica Nazarene University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2030 East College Way
City, State, Zip
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone
(913) 971-3380
Fax
(913) 791-3481
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 957 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 401 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 556 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
362 (58%) of 628 admitted students enrolled
Women
198 (69%) of 286 admitted students enrolled
Men
164 (48%) of 342 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
14%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,736 (64.83%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,708 (18.37%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,514 (3.19%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,454 (13.61%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


MidAmerica Nazarene University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 007032
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
164 (91.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
152 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
152 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
114 (75.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$25,049
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 152 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,342
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 120 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,038
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
27 (15.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,549

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
839 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
793 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
789 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
242 (30.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$25,027
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 722 (91.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,239
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 680 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,752
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 123 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
146 (14.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,631

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,018
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,370

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


88

Part-Time Faculty


182

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


21%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 40% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
337,457
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
85
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


MidAmerica Nazarene University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


131,885

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Kansas City

Campus Size


105 acres

Weather


Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City, Kans.
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City, Kans.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


56% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Pioneer
School Colors
Blue, scarlet, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


MidAmerica Nazarene University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, lol - loving on littles, s.m.i.l.e. - students ministering in the lives of elderly, center for grace, freedom fire, students for social justice

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


998

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,308
Women
766
Men
542

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 12.1% Black/African-American
  • 8.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.7% White
  • 15.1% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


580

Student Resources

Study resources