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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
National University is an above-average private university located in San Diego, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,884 undergraduate students. The National University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 36% of students, National University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,900.
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

National University Rankings

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National Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,232/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,797/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
0%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.104 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
72
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
11
Online Associates Programs
16
Online Bachelor's Programs
45
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    38%
  • Online
    40%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,884Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,851
Undergrads Over 25
83%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • older
    67%
  • Outgoing
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Amazingly great education!
BSCS 1985 Summa Cum Laude

It's been a while but I remember clearly that what was given emphasis in the Computer Science program turned out to be perfect for the exploding "high tech" revolution. The CS program wasn't geared just to train for the IT field, it was Engineering level and cutting edge at that.

I also remember that even subjects I didn't much care for were taught so well by highly knowledgeable faculty that were working in those very same fields in their day jobs. All of my technical instructors were great engineers as well, inspiring me to think about my chosen profession in new ways I hadn't previously considered.

I've just finished a long & rewarding career, and everything I learned at NU was with me all the way through as a great foundation that I continued to build on throughout my career.

I really didn't get just a degree at NU, I got a real ground-truth education that served me continuously for a third of a century. Thank you NU!
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I love the school and the people who attend alongside myself. I have gone to a few different schools over the years but I have stuck with National because I like the military tuition discount and the curriculum. I am challenged in the coursework and reading requirements. I have always taken online/distant learning courses through NU, and between work, home-life and schoolwork, I am certainly challenged. I would recommend this school to everyone!
National University has provided for me the opportunity to continue my path to higher education. My goals to utilize my Master's Degree from National University are to teach part time at a college level. I strongly believe that the teachers here are very supportive but there is a lack on a personal level due to the classes being online. Besides the online classes, the curriculum is understandable with the help of the instructors who are very responsive and understandable of each individuals specific situations. Overall, I would recommend this school to attain a degree in regards of Higher Education or Teaching as with today's society we are leaning more towards adapting technology into our classrooms. With achieving a degree from University of Phoenix, you can adapt and learn how to better teach from an online standpoint.