Tuition & Fees

$33,500

$33,500

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,004
Declined + 805
Total Received 2,809
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Private (nonprofit)

2,767

undergraduate students

896

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4605
ACT 0370

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
26%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
15%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Point Loma Nazarene University, founded in 1902, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 90-acre campus is five miles from downtown San Diego.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,663
Established in 1902
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

San Diego, CA

90-acre campus in San Diego (population: 1,355,896); five miles from downtown area. City served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation near campus. Regional centers for graduate programs located in Bakersfield, Corona, and Mission Valley.

Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
26%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
15%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,004
Declined + 805
Total Received 2,809

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Shannon Hutchison
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 733-7770
F: 619 849-2601
admissions@pointloma.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,207,981
State $4,906,421
Institutional $12,500,620
Other external $3,125,481
Total $23,740,503

Non-need-based

Federal
State $26,689
Institutional $4,868,104
Other external $1,145,870
Total $6,040,663

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Sea Lions
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health Diagnostics
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biblical Studies
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Adolescent Development
Christian Ministry
Communication
Composition
Computer Information Systems
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Cross Disciplinary Studies/Integrated Education
Cross Disciplinary Studies/Teacher Education
Dietetics
Education
Engineering Physics
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
History
Instrumental Performance
International Studies
Intervention/Treatment Professionals Related
Journalism
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Liberal Studies
Literature
Management/Relational Development
Managerial/Organizational Communication
Mathematics
Media Communication
Ministerial Studies
Music
Music Education
Music/Ministry
Nursing
Nutrition/Food
Office Management
Physics
Piano Performance
Political Science
Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Strategic Organizational Leadership
Teaching
Visual Arts
Vocal Performance
Writing
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Undergraduate

76%

2,767
students

Female
64%
1,777

Male
36%
990

Graduate

24%

896
students

Female
72%
646

Male
28%
250

undergraduateFull-time

93%

2,587
students

Female
65%
1,659

Male
35%
928

undergraduatePart-time

7%

180
students

Female
66%
118

Male
34%
62

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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