Point Loma Nazarene University

country rank  862
world rank  2791

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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 117 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.

University Identity

Acronym PLNU
Founded 1902
Motto Venia, Veritas, Sanctitas
Grace, Truth, Holiness
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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

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

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

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)


  • 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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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019