#18 Best Private Colleges in California

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, California

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Student Population
Point Loma Nazarene University overview
Location San Diego, California
Online pointloma.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Point Loma Nazarene University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in San Diego, California, Point Loma Nazarene University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Church of the Nazarene faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,949 prospective students applied, and 2,464 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 554 enrolled in the school.  3,181 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,435 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $37,600 plus fees of $700. PLNU is ranked 320 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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PLNU is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Point Loma Nazarene University overview
SAT 1100/1290
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.64
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Point Loma Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $10,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,934
Total One Year Cost$53,214

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
72% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Point Loma Nazarene University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Health Professions 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Psychology 8%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121309 IPEDS survey data for Point Loma Nazarene University.

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