Point Loma Nazarene University

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School Overview

Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts college located in San Diego, California situated on the scenic Point Loma oceanfront. The college was established in 1902 by the Church of the Nazarene as a Bible college.

General Information

Admission Office

3900 Lomaland Drive

Admissions

San Diego, CA 92106-2899

(619) 849-2273

(800) 733-7770

Fax: (619) 849-2601



Contact: Eric Groves

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA 92106-2899

(619) 849-2200

www.pointloma.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,394

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 538

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,385

Graduate enrollment: 1,096

Setting

Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $23,730 $25,120 $25,840 $27,100 +4.88%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,760 $8,170 $8,100 $8,600 +6.17%
Other $2,934 $3,220 $3,042 $2,979 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $10,980 +0.99%
Other $3,618 $4,238 $3,996 $3,897 -2.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $35,810 $38,076 $38,620 $40,299 +4.35%
In-state Off Campus $38,022 $41,076 $42,346 $43,597 +2.95%
In-state with Family $25,116 $26,686 $27,478 $28,720 +4.52%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,360
In-state Student Fees $100
Out-of-state Tuition $9,360
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $100

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 471 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 389 73% $4,646,569 $11,945
• Federal grants 86 16% $479,427 $5,575
• Pell grants 82 15% $271,507 $3,311
• Other federal grants 86 16% $207,920 $2,418
State and local government grant or scholarships 92 17% $802,585 $8,724
Institutional scholarships or grants 385 72% $3,364,557 $8,739
Student loan financial aid 323 61% $2,527,520 $7,825
• Federal student loans 321 60% $1,754,903 $5,467
• Other student loans 57 11% $772,617 $13,555

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 628 286 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44
Biochemistry 14
Biology/biological Sciences, General 30
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 149 10
Accounting 21
Business Administration and Management, General 81 10
Business/corporate Communications 37
Fashion Merchandising 4
Management Information Systems, General 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 40
Broadcast Journalism 2
Journalism 12
Mass Communication/media Studies 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7
Computer Science 7
Education 6 260 4
Art Teacher Education 2
Biology Teacher Education 10
Education, General 250
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4
Music Teacher Education 4
Engineering 7
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 7
English Language and Literature/letters 22
English Language and Literature, General 16
Writing, General 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 60 13
Athletic Training/trainer 8
Clinical Nurse Leader 46
Dietetics/dietitian 6
Nursing Administration 13
History 6
History, General 6
Human Services, General 8
Social Work 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 38
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics, General 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 5
International/global Studies 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 3
Environmental Science 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 30
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 22
Physical Sciences 4
Chemistry, General 4
Physics, General
Psychology 59
Industrial and organizational Psychology 6
Psychology, General 53
Social Sciences 27
Development Economics and International Development 8
Political Science and Government, General 6
Social Sciences, General 3
Sociology 10
Theology and Religious Vocations 18 3
Bible/biblical Studies 5
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies 8
Religious/sacred Music 5
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 3
Visual and Performing Arts 46
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/art Studies, General 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 7
Fashion/apparel Design
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/studio Arts, General 6
Graphic Design 20
Interior Design 1
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Performance, General 1
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General 9
Voice and Opera
Work and Family Studies 34
Child Development 18
Family and Community Services 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General 9
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 6
Foodservice Systems Administration/management
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion Design B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering

Engineering Physics B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Romance Languages B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Philosophy and religious studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Development Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Point Loma Nazarene University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (619) 849-2200
Website: www.pointloma.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.pointloma.edu/UndergradAdmissions/ApplyNow.htm
Address: 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2899
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,592
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,565 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $35,700
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $17,614

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Point Loma Nazarene University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 122
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 32
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 151
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 31
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 1668

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Point Loma Nazarene University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $35,700
Out-of-state $35,700
Books and supplies $1,918

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,520
Out-of-state $11,520

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 567 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 548 89% $17,614
Student loan aid 365 59% $7,676

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,624 83% $16,959
Federal student loans 1,843 59% $7,524

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Point Loma Nazarene University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Point Loma Nazarene University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,473 1,058 2,415
Percent admitted 100% 81% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 21% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Point Loma Nazarene University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,592
Undergraduate enrollment 3,135
Graduate enrollment 1,457

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Point Loma Nazarene University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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