Point Loma Nazarene University: Ranking & Review

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San Diego Rank United States Rank World Rank
7 1088 3873
Top 23%

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate76%83%73%
Enrolled undergraduates618210408
Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,4171,4692,948

921 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

241 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores419
Percent of students submitting SAT scores68%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores350
Percent of students submitting ACT scores57%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Point Loma Nazarene University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $49,844 $49,844
Off-campus $53,986 $53,986
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,150 and other expenses per full academic year.

Point Loma Nazarene University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,762 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $34,000 $34,000
Fees for full-time undergraduates $600 $600
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,417 $1,417
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,250 $11,250
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $625 $625

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 187 79 266
Health Professions and Related Programs 205 21 226
Education 33 143 176
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 55 55
Psychology 53 53
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8 30 38
Social Sciences 31 31
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 30 30
Visual and Performing Arts 30 30
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 23 23
Engineering 18 18
English Language and Literature & Letters 14 14
History 12 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 10 10
Theology and Religious Vocations 9 1 10
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 9 9
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 1 9
Physical Sciences 8 8
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4 4
Mathematics and Statistics 4 4
Grand Total7612751,036

A total of 761 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University.

At the master's level 275 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate74%65%80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

General info

Alternative namesPLNU
MottoTeach, Shape, Send
Religious affiliationChurch of the Nazarene
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff685
Instructional FTE239
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.pointloma.edu
Address3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California, 92106-2899
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Fax+1 (619) 849 2579

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