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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

La Jolla, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1971Established Year
  17097Enrollment

National University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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San Diego based non-profit, National University was founded in 1971, with an aim to provide achievable, accessible higher education to adult learners. They’ve been providing online classes for over 20 years now and educated students from all 50 states and 68 countries. With five schools and one college, they are determined to make learning opportunities accessible, relevant and challenging. National University provides merit-based scholarships for international students. The National University community sees over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Niche ranking of 2019 rated National University as the 13th out of 153 in the Best Online colleges in America.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
The annual cost of Attendance30,248 USD
Admission Helpdesk800 628-8648

Campus

  • The National University is based in San Diego, Florida, Nevada, and Virginia.
  • The university also has student clubs and organizations, their students can be a part of.
  • The campus offers student development workshops, monthly events, and other peer networking opportunities.
  • There’s an enrolment of 2,212 of which 1% constitutes of PG students.
  • International students’ enrolment is about 176 students of the total.
  • San Diego, located in California is a hub of lush greens and beaches, home to the rich culture and beautiful weather, with various activities to explore.

Residence

  • The campus does not offer any sort of on-campus housing arrangements.
  • Most of the students here commute or choose an outside living option like, San Diego Student housing who provide for accommodation to National University students.
  • The international students are also provided with off-campus living options that they can contact a representative of the International Student Services.
  • The majority of international students find accommodation with host families.

Programs

  • National University offers over 75 on-campus and online programs
  • The programs are taught through a four-week class format.
  • The graduate and undergraduate programs include,
    1. Healthcare
    2. Business
    3. Education
    4. Engineering
    5. law and criminal justice
    6. homeland security
  • For working people, the university also offers certificate and credential programs, designed specifically for adult learners.
  • There’s a total of 241 programs the students can choose from, including MBA and MS.

Top Programs in the National University

ProgramsFees
MSc Computer Science$13,016
MBA$13,016
MSc Engineering Management$13,016
Master of Accountancy$13,016

Application Process

  • Application portal: apply online
  • Application fee: n/a
  • Admission requirements,
    1. High school/college transcripts.
    2. Undergrad GPA requirement- 2.0
    3. Graduation overall grade point requirement- 2.5, and a minimum of 4.5 or a maximum of 13.5 quarter units of graduate study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • International student requirements,
    • Official high school/college/university transcripts and proof of graduation.
    • Passport copy
    • Proof of English proficiency
      • TOEFL-70iBT/79iBT
      1. IELTS- 5.5/6.0
      2. PTEA-50/58
      3. iTEP- 3.5/3.9
    • Proof of financial support
  • Graduation rate: 36%; Retention rate: 50%

Cost Of Attendance

Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and fees$13,032
Housing and meals$11,816
Books and Supplies$1,648
Transportation$1,096
Other educational costs$2,672
Total$30,624

Graduate Programs

Tuition and fees$14,976
Housing and meals$11,816
Books and Supplies$1,648
Transportation$1,096
Other educational costs$2,672
Total$32,208

Financial Aid For International Students

  1. National University provides merit-based scholarships for international students.
    • International Students Scholarship for the prospective students
    • International Student Leadership Scholarship for Current International Students
  2. International Students Scholarship for prospective students:
    • Available to prospective international students, who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
    • Awarded tuition reimbursement of 50%
    • Applicable to the first four courses in their academic program.
  3. International Student Leadership Scholarship for Current International Students:
    • Available to enrolled students
    • The applicant must demonstrate effective leadership qualities, academically or in community service for consideration.
    • The award is 50% tuition reimbursement for the first two courses of their academic program.

Alumni

  • The alumnus would be eligible for the following benefits,
    • Insurance discounts
    • Career services resources
    • Alumni online library
    • Course Auditing discounts
    • Extended Learning discounts

Placement

  • National University offers several career events for its students, including, Resume Development Workshop, Rancho Cordova Career Fair, Los Angeles K-12 Education Career Fair, etc.
  • Companies that employ National University students are, Scripps, SHARP, General Atomics, San Diego Unified and many more.
  • The average median salary of a National Alumni is $54,200
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National University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population28087
FAFSA Code011460
Application Cost$60
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$19,610 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -

Attendance Cost

$19,610

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$19,610 / Year
Post Graduate Program$22,790 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,648 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,816 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,768 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,824 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,888 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
20833631214521-
+1-858-541-7960
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11255 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla
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