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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Founded by the Church of Nazarene in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian Liberal Arts college located in San Diego, CA. U.S. News & World Report rates the admissions process as “more selective” and lists PLNU as #17 in Regional Universities West. Full-time students are required to attend chapel and can be fined if they incur too many absences. PLNU has a very successful debate team which has won the National Parliamentary Debate Association championship and has been named the Sweepstakes Champions for many years.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
75%
Out of State Students
24%
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1148
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,467
Total Number of Undergrads
3,150
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
59%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,473
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$32,900
Out-of-State Tuition
$32,900
0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,975
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
49
Size of Town
City: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Phoenix
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
PLNU is my home away from home. It is impossible to beat the supportive community, caring professors, small classes, and ocean views. This school is great for surfers and Christians wishing to grow in their faith.
Female from Mission Viejo, CA
PLNU has an comforting community. The classes are small and teachers are great. PLNU has many resources that help you succeed in school.
Megan from San Diego, CA

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