National University

country rank  563
world rank  1545

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University Overview

Founded in 1971, National University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of La Jolla (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, National University (NU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. National University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 49 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1971
Motto The University of Values
Colours Blue and gray

University Location

Address 11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla
92037-1011 California
United States
Tel +1 (800) 628 8648
Fax +1 (858) 541 7995

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla 92037
(858) 628 8648
800 628 8648

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Other
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to National University's Library
National University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 206,077 physical volumes, 9,401 physical media, 34,074 digital/electronic medium and 190 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National University System (NUS)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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