Can I get into PLNU? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,195 out of 3,162 applicants were admitted making PLNU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Point Loma Nazarene University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University?
Point Loma Nazarene University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>79%|
|1210 to 1310||Avg +||69%-79%|
|1110 to 1210||Avg -||57%-69%|
|1010 to 1110||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<44%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into PLNU?
Admission data indicates that PLNU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Point Loma Nazarene University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>81%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||69%-81%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||59%-69%|
|21 to 23||Reach||49%-59%|
|Less than 21||Low||<49%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Point Loma Nazarene University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Point Loma Nazarene University was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as PLNU accepts 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||27%|
The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2018.
What are the requirements for admission to Point Loma Nazarene University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121309 IPEDS survey data for Point Loma Nazarene University.