Southwestern Christian University

7210 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, United States
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Overview of Southwestern Christian University

About this school

Southwestern Christian University, founded in 1946, is a private, liberal arts school. Its 11-acre campus is located in Bethany, outside Oklahoma City.
  • Website


    www.swcu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:325
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:Not reported

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southwestern Christian 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:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 340
City, State, Zip
Bethany, OK  73008-0340
Phone
(405) 789-7661 x3442
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
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
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum SAT score of 900 or ACT of 19, top 50% rank in class required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
Not reported
Women
72 applicants were admitted
Men
99 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
171 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.22
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
20%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |15-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $13,880 (58.09232829699075%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,233 (30.272464738626375%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (5.022391495417068%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,580 (6.612815468965806%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southwestern Christian University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline August 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003180
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
75 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
70 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
70 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (41.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$7,925
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 70 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,750
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 48 (68.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,750
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 28 (40.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5 (6.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,750

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
177 (93.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
170 (96.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
168 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (36.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$9,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 140 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 135 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,800
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 67 (39.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
12 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$17,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
88.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
10.0%

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 characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
12
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southwestern Christian University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Marketing
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry
  • Youth Services/Administration

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Ministries

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Missions and Missiology
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


19,563

Nearest Metropolitan Area


7 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Oklahoma City

Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


50% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not 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, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Royal, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southwestern Christian University offers choral groups, drama theatre

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


Not reported

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
325
Women
0
Men
0

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources