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Point Loma Nazarene University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN DIEGO, CA

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2.16.2024

Every college campus has its own unique feel and look, and PLNU is no different. That’s why we encourage you to visit and see for yourself what life at PLNU is all about! Learn More

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

3900 LOMALAND DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
From Point Loma Nazarene University

As a Christian liberal arts university, PLNU is committed to shaping students’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. Our mission isn’t simply to prepare you for a career after you graduate — though that’s part of it — but to shape you into a thoughtful, service-minded, and engaged member of your community and world.

We believe this happens when students critically explore various fields of thought across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities — such as our Foundational Explorations general education curriculum — with a concern for serving others and an openness to God’s grace at work in our communities, nations, and lives.

Our faculty members are known for their excellence as teachers and scholars in their respective fields, as well as for their commitment to forming relationships with students built around mentorship and accountability to help students thrive academically, professionally, and spiritually.

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Point Loma Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1170-1350
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,851 / 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
$18,365 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 56 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 66 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 66 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,574 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
600
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Kind and willing to help
    28%
  • White
    20%
  • Inexperienced
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Unknown online
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 78 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • "Point Loma bubble"
    30%
  • Christian community
    23%
  • Beach
    20%
  • Community
    13%
  • 360 degree ocean view
    9%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

Point Loma Nazarene University Reviews

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