Point Loma Nazarene University Rankings

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In the World#3375 of 14178
In North America#986 of 2629
In the United States#913 of 2528
In California#78 of 252
In San Diego#5 of 20

Quick Review

Religion
Church of the Nazarene
Acceptance rate
74%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$33,183 /y
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
3,203
Graduates
1,364
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate74%86%68%
Applicants3,2771,0092,268
Admissions2,4148631,551
Freshmen enrolled full time611205406
Freshmen enrolled part time11

965 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

200 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
454 or 74%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1140
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Point Loma Nazarene University are 1140-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
286 or 47%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Point Loma Nazarene University are 24-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2303 (51%)
Hispanic1310 (29%)
Two or more races326 (7%)
Asian297 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown123 (3%)
Black or African American98 (2%)
Nonresident Alien64 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander29 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native9 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$33,183/year
Average aid awarded
$17,848
Students receiving aid
92%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$25,073
$30-48K$24,654
$48-75K$28,716
$75-110K$33,138
$110K+$37,757

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$36,350$11,880
Tuition in-state$36,350$11,880
Tuition out-of-state$36,350$11,880
Fee in-district$600
Fee in-state$600
Fee out-of-state$600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,845
Combined charge for room and board$10,650

Point Loma Nazarene University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse13925
Education, General142
Business Administration and Management, General3273
Child Development79
Psychology, General55
Kinesiology and Exercise Science52
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other45
Biology & Biological Sciences, General358
Office Management and Supervision42
Sociology38
Organizational Leadership34
Elementary Education and Teaching33
Special Education and Teaching, General26
Marketing & Marketing Management, General19
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies19
Clinical Psychology19
Accounting17
Business & Corporate Communications17
Graphic Design16
Biochemistry15
Social Work15
Finance, General14
Mass Communication & Media Studies14
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics12
Athletic Training & Trainer12
Information Technology10
Computer Software Engineering9
Writing, General9
Health and Wellness, General8
English Language and Literature, General8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7
History, General7
Journalism7
Mathematics, General7
Philosophy7
Music, General6
Political Science and Government, General6
Christian Studies6
Development Economics and International Development6
Visual and Performing Arts, General6
Management Science5
International & Global Studies5
Music Teacher Education4
Chemistry, General4
Broadcast Journalism4
Business & Managerial Economics4
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3
Dietetics & Dietitian3
Art Teacher Education3
Religious & Sacred Music3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies2
Theology & Theological Studies2
Computer Technology & Computer Systems Technology2
Physics, General1
Voice and Opera1
Foodservice Systems Administration & Management1
Digital Arts1
Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies1
Environmental Science1
Management Information Systems, General1
Fashion Merchandising1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Bible & Biblical Studies1
Youth Ministry1
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management1
Grand Total833383
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%71%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
621
Citations
6,881

Publication count by topic

History
113
Philosophy
99
Psychology
67
Medicine
65
Chemistry
46
Biology
46
Art
39
Computer science
29
Sociology
21
Political science
15
Business
12
Mathematics
8
Materials science
6
Engineering
6
Physics
5
Geology
3
Geography
3
Economics
2
Environmental science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History196915
Economics2317339
Art23356
Philosophy24335
Business2487344
Biology25392,875
Political science258675
Sociology289691
Psychology2980631
Medicine3015976
Computer science3190611
Geology372517
Chemistry4008420
Mathematics4130111
Physics458815
Engineering500316
Materials science516719
Geography54882

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990113
1991019
199218
199307
199406
199519
199607
199724
199817
199944
2000410
2001617
2002823
2003760
20047106
2005385
200611205
200712223
200863217
200944243
201043268
201161323
201224417
201344481
201432511
201529524
201632575
201714532
201857471
201938514
202032642

General info

Alternative namesPLNU
Founded1902
WikipediaPoint Loma Nazarene University
MottoTeach, Shape, Send
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff724
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California, 92106-2899
United States
City population1,395,000
Phone6198492200
Fax+1 (619) 849 2579

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