#21 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
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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 3,277 prospective students applied, and 2,414 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 612 enrolled in the school.  3,106 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,486 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $36,350 plus fees of $600. PLNU is ranked 280 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



PLNU is rated within the top 36% 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
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SAT 1140/1310
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.78
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Point Loma Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,972
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $10,650
Budget for Other Expenses$3,718
Total One Year Cost$53,290

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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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