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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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
Average SAT Composite: 1148

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
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
Point Loma is an amazing campus if you can keep from being distracted by everything there is to do. Point Loma has teachers who really care about the students and get to know them, though not all. Ultimately PLNU is a great place to get your education if you can afford it.
Philip from San Diego, CA

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