Point Loma Nazarene University

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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
admissions@pointloma.edu
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.

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