National University: Ranking & Review

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La Jolla Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 401 1388
Top 9%

National University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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
Off-campus $30,248 $30,248
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
In-stateOut-of-state
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
Education 1 180 1,641 1,822
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26 463 496 985
Health Professions and Related Programs 2 520 211 733
Psychology 144 361 505
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 3 159 108 270
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 5 86 153 244
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 18 164 182
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 123 25 148
English Language and Literature & Letters 2 23 74 99
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 45 10 55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3 21 28 52
Social Sciences 42 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 17 25 42
Visual and Performing Arts 14 26 40
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 23 16 1 40
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2 34 36
History 24 10 34
Engineering 33 33
Mathematics and Statistics 11 12 23
Legal Professions and Studies 6 14 20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 3 3
Construction Trades
Transportation and Materials Moving
Physical Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesNU
Founded1971
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

Official Websitewww.nu.edu
Address11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California, 92037-1011
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone8006288648
Fax+1 (858) 541 7995

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