Point Loma Nazarene University

country rank 985
world rank 3013

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University Overview

Founded in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San Diego (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Arcadia, Bakersfield, Inland Empire. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Evangelical religion. Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 115 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PLNU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)



Venia, Veritas, Sanctitas Grace, Truth, Holiness

Green and gold

Roary the Sea Lion

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University Location

3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
92106-2899 California United States

T +1 (619) 849 2200

F +1 (619) 849 2579

Other locations
Arcadia, Bakersfield, Inland Empire

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local studentover 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l studentover 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego
+1 (619) 849 2273
800 733 7770

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 4,000-4,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 300-399

Control Type
Control Type Private

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Urban

Religious Affiliation
Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical Church of The Nazarene - www.nazarene.org

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Facilities and Services

University Library Yes Go to Point Loma Nazarene University's Library

University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

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Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

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Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Dietetic Association (ADA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

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  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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