Point Loma Nazarene University

country rank  715
world rank  1872

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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 metropolis of San Diego (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Bakersfield, Mission Valley. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 118 years old US 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, sports facilities, 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

Name
Acronym PLNU
Founded 1902
Motto Teach, Shape, Send
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego
92106-2899 California
United States
Tel +1 (619) 849 2200
Fax +1 (619) 849 2579
Other locations Bakersfield, Mission Valley

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego
(800) 733 7779
(800) 733 7770

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical Church of the Nazarene - www.nazarene.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Point Loma Nazarene University's Library
Point Loma Nazarene University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 123,000 physical volumes, 6,134 physical media, 27 digital/electronic medium and 90 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Point Loma Nazarene University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,762 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1949


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)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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