National University Rankings

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In the World#3429 of 14178
In North America#1003 of 2629
In the United States#930 of 2528
In California#80 of 252
In San Diego#6 of 20

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
Average SAT
Avg. cost to attend
$29,382 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

National University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate89%91%87%
Freshmen enrolled full time1156
Freshmen enrolled part time13310

2,755 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,014 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2 or 8%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 750
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in National University are 750-1170 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White5904 (36%)
Hispanic4854 (29%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1908 (11%)
Black or African American1426 (9%)
Asian1273 (8%)
Two or more races897 (5%)
Nonresident Alien177 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander168 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native18 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district$13,320$15,480
Tuition in-state$13,320$15,480
Tuition out-of-state$13,320$15,480

National University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Education, General592
Applied Behavior Analysis450
Business Administration and Management, General10252168
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse3387
Special Education and Teaching, General7303
Educational Leadership and Administration, General212
Psychology, General12057
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services177
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15110
Public Health, General149
Organizational Leadership5491
General Studies11724
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration9529
Counseling Psychology124
Public Administration1695
Homeland Security5752
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance101
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General83
School Psychology80
Computer Science3344
Community Health and Preventive Medicine76
Elementary Education and Teaching3336
Forensic Science and Technology69
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General67
Health & Health Care Administration & Management3927
English Language and Literature, General1644
Information Technology Project Management515
Management Information Systems, General2926
Educational & Instructional Technology42
Creative Writing139
Cell & Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other39
Sports Studies2018
Engineering & Industrial Management25
Communication, General21
Secondary Education and Teaching119
History, General155
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist20
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General18
Medical Informatics18
Pre-Law Studies17
Playwriting and Screenwriting16
Multicultural Education16
Finance, General15
Manufacturing Engineering15
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration15
Film & Cinema & Video Studies310
Statistics, General13
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other13
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication12
Nurse Anesthetist11
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist10
Business & Corporate Communications10
International Business & Trade & Commerce10
Spanish Language and Literature9
Construction Management9
Political Science and Government, General9
Mathematics Teacher Education54
Legal Assistant & Paralegal17
Mathematics, General8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General71
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General8
Organizational Behavior Studies7
Management Science6
Statistics, Other6
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia5
Construction Engineering5
International & Global Studies5
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General5
Cinematography and Film & Video Production5
English & Language Arts Teacher Education4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Engineering Technology, General2
Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training11
Sustainability Studies2
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1
Office Management and Supervision1
Social Sciences, General1
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness1
Grand Total1751,7933,408
Graduation rate29%36%27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 50%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

General info

Alternative namesNU
WikipediaNational university (disambiguation)
MottoThe University of Values
Colorsblue, gray
Academic CalendarA quarter system with classes offered every month
Total FTE staff1,830
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

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

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