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

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  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

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Point Loma Nazarene is a highly rated private, Christian university located in San Diego, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,611 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Point Loma Nazarene acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Child Development, and Psychology. Graduating 75% of students, Point Loma Nazarene alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.

About

3900 LOMALAND DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

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.

Point Loma Nazarene Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1140-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,183 / 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
$17,848 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 50 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 56 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    80%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,611 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
592
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Friendly
    49%
  • Kind and willing to help
    29%
  • White
    18%
  • Inexperienced
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 68 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
  • "Point Loma bubble"
    28%
  • Christian community
    26%
  • Beach
    24%
  • 360 degree ocean view
    11%
  • Community
    9%
  • Top-notch professors
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 35 responses

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