Point Loma Nazarene is a highly rated private, Christian university located in San Diego, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,571 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Point Loma Nazarene acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Health Professions. Graduating 74% of students, Point Loma Nazarene alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
Point Loma Nazarene University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Point Loma Nazarene University Reviews
This school is fantastic! The Christian community is something special that creates a welcoming, loving atosmophere unlike any other college. The faculty and staff pour everything they can into their students and go above and beyond in brilliant and heartwarming ways! Also, I have a disability, and the disability resource center is wonderful. The support and love I have felt at this school has truly changed my life and I am beyond grateful for PLNU!
I knew from the moment that I stepped onto the campus that Point Loma Nazarene University would be the perfect school for me. From the first day of my first semester to now I have felt nothing but love from my professors, faculty, and new friends. I am a strong Christian so being at a school whose main focus is to foster a relationship with God while providing the best education possible could not be more perfect. Before almost every class my professor will pray for the whole class; these prayers are not just broad and generic, but deep and intentional prayers for the wellbeing of all of us. Along with come the everlasting relationships that you will make with friends. Here at Point Loma Nazarene University it is hard to find someone who doesn't truly care about you and want the best for you both literally and spiritually. It is because of these factors, that I would rate my experience so far at Point Loma Nazarene University as excellent.
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.