Overall

From The School

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
3,096
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.76

GPA Breakdown

55%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


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
14:1
Total Faculty
351
with Terminal Degree
173

194
Women
157
Men
47
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Management Information Systems, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Literature

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Child Development
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Writing

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Christian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


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

Application Deadlines
Mar 2
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,639

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,892

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,802

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,649

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,800
Required Fees
$624
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,764

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,770
Transportation for Commuters
$1,124

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,800
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins 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
2,568
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

5.08%
Asian
2.31%
African-American
21.81%
Hispanic
61.73%
Caucasian

64% female
36% male
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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
67%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
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
Division II

23% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sealions)
4 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Sealions)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
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

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Megan Sisk
Campus Visit Assistant

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

Phone
6198492273

Email
megansisk@pointloma.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ARC (student rec center)
Bobby B's Coffee Shop
Sunset Deck
Greek Ampitheatre
Golden Gymnasium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Balboa Park
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
Petco Park
Horton Plaza

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
M-R 8-5:30, F 8-4:30
6198492273

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
weekdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.pointloma.edu/athletics

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Uber, taxi, shuttle

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving Directions From Interstate 5: Exit on Rosecrans Ave. and proceed south to Canon Rd. Turn right on Canon and proceed to Catalina Blvd (at the top of the hill). Turn left on Catalina Blvd., and then make the first right onto Lomaland Dr. From Interstate 8: Take 8 west to Nimitz Blvd./Sunset Cliffs. Follow the road onto Nimitz Blvd. Turn right on Chatsworth Blvd and proceed to Catalina Blvd (at the top of the hill). Turn left on Catalina Blvd., and then in approximately one mile make a right onto Lomaland Dr.

Local Accommodations
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn and Suites Holiday Inn Bayside Island Palms (Best Western)