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Early Action deadline: 15 November Notification: 19 December General Admissions and Transfer Student deadline: 15 February Notification: 1st week of April To apply online, request a paper application or download an application, please visit www.pointloma.edu/apply We would love to have you visit our campus! For campus tours, interviews, class or chapel visits or more information about special one-day or overnight Preview Day events, please visit www.pointloma.edu/visit Admissions questions? Please visit www.pointloma.edu/admissions

Overview

Applicants
1,757
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.72

GPA Breakdown

52%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 620
SAT Math
500 - 620
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

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Academic Programs

Our largest majors are Business, Liberal Studies (Education), Nursing, Psychology and Communication. PLNU is also one of few Christian schools to offer an accredited Dietetics program, an accredited Athletic Training program, a Fashion Merchandising program and a Women’s Studies program. For more information, please visit http://www.pointloma.edu/academics

Majors and Degrees Offered

Point Loma Nazarene University’s graduate and undergraduate programs have a long tradition of academic excellence. Our faculty includes nationally-recognized experts and industry leaders in a variety of disciplines. The faculty at Point Loma takes seriously the university’s mission to "teach, shape and send" its students. By emphasizing critical thinking, practical knowledge, and real world experience, classes at Point Loma prepare students to be dynamic leaders and difference-makers in many fields and places. PLNU offers more than 60 specific areas of study and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
85%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the 2008-2009 Academic year: Tuition (12-17 units): 24,580 per year General Fee: $540 per year Room and Board (based on shared room, mid-priced meal plan): $8,170 per year Total: $16,645 per semester; $33,290 per year

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Mar 2
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,664

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,739

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,105

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,525

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,580
Required Fees
$540
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,566

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,050
Transportation for Commuters
$990

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

Part of the experience of college is living, studying and breathing the same air as your classmates. You will likely make some of the best friends you will ever have, create a ton of memories and learn a lot about people in the process. At Point Loma, we understand that this is an important part of university life, and we do everything we can to help make it happen. Favorite Places We asked current students to tell us their favorite places to go in San Diego. Here are their answers: Miguel’s Cocina Petco Park Downtown San Diego The beach The park on Shelter Island Pat and Oscars Seaport Village Qualcomm Stadium Fashion Valley Mall In-N-Out Burger Balboa Park Santana’s The Gaslamp District La Jolla The Farmers Market The Living Room Horton Plaza Adalbertos Yogurt Mill Kobeys Swap Meet Coronado Little Italy Konos Hodad’s Burgers You have a wide variety of skills, desires, experience, and passion-and PLNU has a wide variety of places to put all of that to use for the Kingdom of God. Maybe you are compelled to see the way that Gods people worship in another country... or to get to know families in need... or to play the bass in a worship band... or to lead your halls Bible study... or to visit those in prison. PLNU, a university dedicated to the practical call of Jesus to love God and love others, invites you to explore those interests here. We are committed to opening up as many doors as possible for you to serve. There are many opportunities for students to become involved in Clubs and Organizations at Point Loma. Most of these fall under the direction of ASB (Associated Student Body). PLNU and the ASB Board of Directors encourages you to participate in the wide range of opportunities that we provide. For more information, please visit www.pointloma.edu/campuslife CAMPUS LIFE FAQ Besides clubs and ministry groups, what else can I get involved in at the university? There is no shortage of opportunities for you to get involved outside the classroom. Here is just a sampling of some of the opportunities. Review the Student Handbook for more options. Outdoor Leadership and Recreation Mission Trips/LoveWorks Chapel Covenant and Discipleship Groups Worship Ministries Time-Out Team Barnabas Intramural Sports Peer Educator What are the lifestyle expectations for PLNU students? In signing a covenant with Point Loma Nazarene University as part of your application process, you agreed to follow institutional policies as outlined in the Student Handbook and in the university catalog. In turn, the university community is committed to helping you achieve your goals. PLNU is committed to fostering a healthy environment. As a part of that commitment, all members of the community are expected to abstain from all alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use on and off campus. Will I have access to the Internet? Students can research and communicate using the campus wireless network and from computer labs, library, or residence hall rooms. Each student is given a network and an e-mail account. For more information, please visit www.pointloma.edu/campuslife

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,346
Out of State
21%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

61% female
39% male
21% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

PLNU is located on the coast of San Diego--literally. We have beach access from our campus, but we are also very centrally located. PLNU’s campus is five minutes from the airport, ten minutes from downtown San Diego, thirty minutes from the border, an hour from Orange County and two hours from Los Angeles.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Point Loma is constantly striving to better our campus facilities and equipment for our students. Our music and athletic training facilities are state of the art. Just within the past three years, PLNU has finished construction on new Student Financial Services building, new residence halls, the new Fermanian School of Business, and is nearing completion on the new School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Our sciences have recently benefitted from an NSF grant that allowed for the purchase of brand new lab equipment. Every area of PLNU is kept up to date to ensure easy informational access on campus

Off-Campus Opportunities

Students have many opportunities to take advantage of what is available off campus. Through PLNU-sponsored study-abroad programs and affiliations with other accredited programs, almost 11 percent of our current undergraduate population (compared to one percent nationally) and 30 percent of our recent graduates have studied abroad, traveling to countries such as Brazil, New Zealand, Italy, Egypt, Israel, France and South Africa. Students are also encourage to be a part of internships, whether your major is Business or Fashion Merchandising. In past internships, students have worked with the Birch Aquarium, NBC 7/39 San Diego, the San Diego Mayor’s Office, Naval Ocean System Center and the San Diego Padres. With more than sixty different majors and concentrations, students have a variety of options available to them at PLNU.

Student Organizations & Activities

Point Loma is constantly striving to better our campus facilities and equipment for our students. Our music and athletic training facilities are state of the art. Just within the past three years, PLNU has finished construction on new Student Financial Services building, new residence halls, the new Fermanian School of Business, and is nearing completion on the new School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Our sciences have recently benefitted from an NSF grant that allowed for the purchase of brand new lab equipment. Every area of PLNU is kept up to date to ensure easy informational access on campus

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
69%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
30
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Crusaders)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Crusaders)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: San Diego State University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of San Diego
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: San Diego State University

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alair Conner
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone
6198492273

Email
AlairConner@ptloma.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Point Break Cafe
Recreation Center
Ryan Library
Greek Ampitheatre
Golden Gymnasium


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only seniors who've applied for admission

Transportation