Point Loma Nazarene University: Statistics

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#3046 of 14,131 In the World
#887 of 2,597 In North America
#818 of 2,496 In the United States
#71 of 249 In California
#6 of 20 In San Diego
#459 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Church of the Nazarene
Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$34,644 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
3,216
Graduates
1,400
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 84% 93% 80%
Applicants 2,949 891 2,058
Admissions 2,464 825 1,639
Freshmen enrolled full time 554 149 405

1,321 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

274 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
400 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Point Loma Nazarene University are 1100-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
243 or 44%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Point Loma Nazarene University are 23-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2319 (50%)
Hispanic 1391 (30%)
Two or more races 333 (7%)
Asian 302 (7%)
Black or African American 101 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 93 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 41 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 22 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$34,644/year
Average aid awarded
$18,692
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $24,604
$30-48K $28,033
$48-75K $27,354
$75-110K $33,428
$110K+ $39,300

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,600$11,880
Tuition in-state $37,600$11,880
Tuition out-of-state $37,600$11,880
Fee in-district $700
Fee in-state $700
Fee out-of-state $700

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,845
Combined charge for room and board $10,900

Point Loma Nazarene University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 164 22
Education, General 174
Business Administration and Management, General 64 79
Organizational Leadership 42 58
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 18 64
Child Development 67
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 55
Psychology, General 54
Elementary Education and Teaching 52
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 41 11
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 47
Information Technology 32
Clinical Psychology 29
Biochemistry 27
Special Education and Teaching, General 26
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 23
Finance, General 20
Accounting 19
Organizational Communication, General 17
Graphic Design 17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 14
Visual and Performing Arts, General 12
History, General 11
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 11
Athletic Training & Trainer 5 6
Political Science and Government, General 10
Sociology, General 10
Social Work 9
Dietetics & Dietitian 9
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 9
Computer Science 8
Nursing Practice 8
Journalism 7
Environmental Science 7
Christian Studies 7
Development Economics and International Development 6
International & Globalization Studies 5
Chemistry, General 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Physics, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Music, General 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Journalism, Other 3
Writing, General 3
Mathematics, General 3
Broadcast Journalism 3
Art Teacher Education 3
Business & Managerial Economics 3
Music Teacher Education 2
Philosophy 2
Music Theory and Composition 1
Voice and Opera 1
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 945 478 8
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 72% 64% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Publications
537
Citations
6,901

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
255 / 1,846
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
107 / 33
Medicine
96 / 2,506
History
87 / 21
Philosophy
66 / 24
Art & Design
64 / 237
Psychology
62 / 1,261
Biology
50 / 1,806
Chemistry
44 / 813
Classics and Ancient History
41 / 0
Literature
34 / 24
Computer Science
32 / 226
Business
30 / 490
Social Psychology
28 / 454
Mathematics
28 / 795
Math Teachers
24 / 763
Sociology
24 / 129
Engineering
21 / 318
Environmental Science
21 / 773
Organic Chemistry
20 / 197
Physical Therapy
20 / 235
Art History
19 / 6
Demography
19 / 458
Creative Writing
17 / 31
Health Science
16 / 325
Ecology
14 / 760
Pharmacy
13 / 123
Political Science
13 / 79
Nursing
12 / 513
Physics
11 / 163
Education Majors
11 / 251
Clinical Psychology
9 / 455
Sports / Exercise science
9 / 763
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9 / 103
Zoology
8 / 346
Animal Science
8 / 245
Psychiatry
8 / 148
Public Policy / Administration
8 / 2
Sports Medicine
8 / 62
Communications and Public Relations
7 / 15

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 19
1992 0 8
1993 0 7
1994 0 6
1995 1 9
1996 0 7
1997 2 4
1998 1 7
1999 4 4
2000 5 12
2001 7 20
2002 8 24
2003 7 65
2004 7 109
2005 4 87
2006 12 207
2007 13 229
2008 63 238
2009 44 261
2010 42 277
2011 62 330
2012 25 421
2013 44 504
2014 32 535
2015 29 568
2016 34 624
2017 17 561
2018 58 556
2019 38 625
2020 38 777
2021 24 960

Notable alumni

  1. Destin Daniel Cretton

    Destin Daniel Cretton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Destin Daniel Cretton is an American filmmaker. He is best known for his films Short Term 12 (2013), The Glass Castle (2017), Just Mercy (2019) and the Marvel Studios film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).

  2. Doug TenNapel

    Doug TenNapel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwritervoice actorcomics artistanimator
    Biography

    Douglas Richard TenNapel is an American animator, writer, cartoonist, video game designer, and comic book artist whose work has encompassed animated television, video games, and comic books. He is best known for creating Earthworm Jim, a character that spawned a video game series, animated series, and a toy line. He is also the creator of the animated television series Catscratch (2005–2007), which aired on Nickelodeon, and was itself a loose adaptation of TenNapel's comic book limited series Gear.

  3. Greg Laswell

    Greg Laswell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    record producersingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Greg Laswell is an American musician, recording engineer, and record producer from San Diego, California. He attended high school at Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California. He has released 7 studio albums: Good Movie in 2003, Through Toledo in 2006, Three Flights from Alto Nido in 2008, Take a Bow in 2010, Landline in 2012, I Was Going to be an Astronaut in 2014, Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet in 2016, and Next Time in 2018, as well as several EPs and special singles. Many of his songs have been featured in films and television shows.

  4. Steven Lenhart

    Steven Lenhart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Steven Lenhart is a former American soccer player.

  5. Jordan Cunningham

    Jordan Cunningham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jordan Cunningham is an American politician representing the 35th district in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican who was elected in November 2016. Cunningham's district encompasses San Luis Obispo County and portions of Santa Barbara County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a school board trustee for the Templeton Unified School District and a Deputy District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County.

  6. Darlene Hooley

    Darlene Hooley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Darlene Kay Olson Hooley is an American politician and former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon who represented the state's 5th congressional district.

  7. Larry Alan Burns

    Larry Alan Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Larry Alan Burns is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

  8. Gregory C. Horn

    Gregory C. Horn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Point Loma Nazarene University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in psychology
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Gregory Curtis Horn is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He retired in 2013 as 17th Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and Director of Religious Programs, Marine Forces Reserve.

General info

Alternative names PLNU
Founded 1902
Motto Teach, Shape, Send
Colors green, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 689
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California, 92106-2899
United States
City population 1,395,000
Phone 6198492200
Fax +1 (619) 849 2579

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