A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Point Loma Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

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

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1020-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$30,360/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,593/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,245/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,390/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,944/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,025/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.47 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,587Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Kind and willing to help
    35%
  • White
    19%
  • Inexperienced
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Christian community
    30%
  • "Point Loma bubble"
    30%
  • Beach
    22%
  • 360 degree ocean view
    11%
  • Community
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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I really enjoyed my time here at Point Loma Nazarene University. One thing that I liked, in particular, was the fact that it is such a small school. My high school graduating class was thirteen students! The transition to Point Loma was as smooth as can be, considering my previous experiences. One thing I would like to see, here at Point Loma, is a more diverse campus. The university ann student body are both taking strides to bring that to fruition. Hopefully within the next few years, this campus will flourish into a thriving and diversified university.
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The staff is wonderful! They are knowledgeable and have practical experience in their respective fields. They are a real pleasure to learn from! While there is a religious studies requirement, nobody judges those who have different beliefs.
My experience at Point Loma has been nothing short of excellent. Of course, my first year was a hard adjustment to make, but I cannot imagine having to adjust to living away from home without family, childhood friends, and my church, without the love, help, support, and energy from my friends and classmates at Point Loma. From professors who have done everything they can to help me succeed to friends who have adventured all over San Diego with me to Upper Class-men who have met with me to talk about my spiritual growth, I have experienced an abundant amount of social, spiritual growth. I am so excited to go back and be involved in ASB and Student Ministries while studying and finding a job in San Diego!