Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Point Loma Nazarene University
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Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Overview:

Those interested in attending Point Loma Nazarene University will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from either the SAT or ACT, and letters of recommendation. A personal interview is not required, but is strongly encouraged for all applicants. The school has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means that most applicants are admitted each year.

Those with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Point Loma Nazarene University Description:

Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college located on the coast of San Diego, California. The picturesque campus sits adjacent to San Diego’s Sunset Cliffs, a stretch of natural coastal bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The university is just a few miles outside downtown San Diego and less than an hour north of Tijuana, Mexico.

PLNU has a 13 to 1 student faculty ratio and offers over 60 undergraduate degrees as well as seven graduate programs. Popular undergraduate areas of study include business administration, nursing, psychology and kinesiology, while education is by far the most popular graduate degree program. Students are active socially and spiritually on campus.

The university offers a variety of student clubs and activities as well as a number of religious worship and ministry opportunities. The Ponit Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,098 (2,995 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Point Loma Nazarene University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,716
    • Loans: $7,717

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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