National University: Ranking & Review

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San Diego
United States
Top 9%

National University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,0976,59010,507

13,240 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

11,742 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $60.

National University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

National University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

National University does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$13,032$13,032
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$362$362
Tuition for Full-time graduates$14,976$14,976
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$416$416

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services26463496985
Health Professions and Related Programs2520211733
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3159108270
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services586153244
Public Administration and Social Service Professions18164182
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12325148
English Language and Literature & Letters2237499
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies451055
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3212852
Social Sciences4242
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs172542
Visual and Performing Arts142640
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2316140
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields23436
Mathematics and Statistics111223
Legal Professions and Studies61420
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1212
Natural Resources and Conservation33
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction Trades
Physical Sciences
Grand Total1961,8703,3545,420

A total of 2,066 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at National University.

At the master's level 3,354 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate42%46%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 57%
  • Part-time retention rate - 41%

General info

Alternative namesNU
MottoThe University of Values
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, gray
Academic CalendarOther academic year
Total FTE staff1,635
Instructional FTE632
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California, 92037-1011
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000
Fax+1 (858) 541 7995

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