Tuition & Fees

$34,600

$34,600

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,195
Declined + 967
Total Received 3,162
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Private (nonprofit)

3,053

undergraduate students

1,103

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
48%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
30-36
28%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
58%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
57%
18-23
26%
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 4,156
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: 1,406,630); five miles from downtown area. 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
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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
29%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
48%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
30-36
28%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
58%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
57%
18-23
26%
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

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,195
Declined + 967
Total Received 3,162

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
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 $3,525,373
State $4,919,350
Institutional $14,158,747
Other external $3,679,207
Total $26,282,677

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,627,405
Other external $1,479,083
Total $7,106,488

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pac West Conference
Mascot
Sea Lions
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Health Science
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Adolescent Development
Christian Studies
Communication
Composition
Computer Science
Cross Disciplinary Studies/Integrated Education
Cross Disciplinary Studies/Teacher Education
Dietetics
Economics
Education
Engineering Physics
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sport Science
Finance
French
Graphic Design
History
Information Systems
Instrumental Performance
International Development
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Literature
Management
Managerial/Organizational Communication
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Communication
Ministerial Studies
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nutrition/Food
Philosophy
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

73%

3,053
students

Female
65%
1,978

Male
35%
1,075

Graduate

27%

1,103
students

Female
72%
790

Male
28%
313

undergraduateFull-time

84%

2,592
students

Female
64%
1,657

Male
36%
935

undergraduatePart-time

16%

461
students

Female
70%
321

Male
30%
140

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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 Recommended 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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