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Point Loma Nazarene University


PLNU Says...

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 o... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

United States

Phone: 619-849-2273

Fax: 619-849-2601

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 77
% Submitting Score:92%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:510 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:500 - 620
% Submitting Score:36%
Average High School GPA:3.72
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:51.7%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:18.2%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.2%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:8.9%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:4.5%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1.5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:45%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:72%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,757
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,291
Total of accepted students who enroll: 528
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Very important
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:1
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    510 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    500 - 620
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
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