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POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

San Diego, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1902Established Year
  4417Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Point Loma Nazarene University is located in San Diego, California. It was established in 1903 and is a Christian Liberal Arts institution. It is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission. In 2019, the institute had more than 3000 undergraduate students and more than 1300 students were enrolled in graduate studies. The institute has students from around 34 countries who bring diversity. Point Loma Nazarene University stands at 24th position in the list of best Colleges in America given by Niche 2020.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment37,360,494 USD
Student Retention Rate86%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity56%
Annual cost of Attendance51,308 USD
Admission Helpdesk619-849-2273

Campus

  • The University offers 25+ ministry and faith opportunities including the Alpha group. They have 50+ student clubs and organizations for active learning and growth of students.
  • PLNU promotes sports as well with several teams of baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, track, and field, volleyball, golf and country course.
  • They have a Wellness center and a Department of Public health to ensure the health and safety of students.
  • Furthermore, the University is at the 33rd position in Best College location In America by Niche 2020 rankings.
  • The University has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio which ensures that proper attention is given to each student.

Residence

  • The University has 4 residence halls for freshmen and 5 residence halls for sophomore, junior and senior students.
  • All the residence halls have a resident director, a full-time helper and a group of students known as student residence assistants.
  • The amenities and furniture provided by the University include:
    • Twin bed with a mattress protector.
    • Dresser
    • Desk with chair
    • Closet or wardrobe
    • Trash and recycle bin
    • Vacuum cleaner/broom
    • Internet access
    • Laundry service

Programs offered

  • The University offers undergraduate and graduate courses in over 60 study areas.
  • They also offer a unique study option of Adult degree completion in which students with some college credit and work experience can earn a bachelor’s degree in 15 weeks through online and part-time courses.
  • The most popular majors offered by the University are nursing, sociology, and psychology.

Admission process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Undergraduate admissions

  • The interested students will have to apply online on the official website of the University.
  • Application fee for the admissions is $55 which has to be paid either online or via mail.
  • The documents needed while applying are as follows:
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one spiritual) - Your spiritual leader and academic recommendation are facilitated through the application.
    • Official transcripts of High school.
    • Two essays whose topics will be mentioned on the application.
    • English language proficiency proofs. (IELTS or TOEFL).
    • Bank statement or financial support letter.
  • The deadlines for early action and general admission are November 15 and February 15 respectively.
  • In-person, call or video interview is not mandatory yet is strongly recommended.

Graduate admissions

  • For graduate admissions, candidates need to fill online application on the official website with a non-refundable fee of $50.
  • Required documents include a resume, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, statement of purpose.
  • For eligibility, completion of the bachelorette in a relevant field is needed. For some graduate course admissions, SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE scores are Mandatory.
  • The admissions are offered only after personal interview through video conference or in-person by the Respective departments.

Cost of attendance

The table below mentions the cost of attendance for Undergraduates per year.

Tuition fees$ 37,600
General fee$ 700
Room$ 6,200
Dorm fund$ 74
Board (dining plan)$ 4,700
Total$ 49,274

Financial Aid

  • Around 90% of students are offered some of the other financial aid by the University.
  • Merit-based scholarships are offered to students having high academic scores. A minimum of 3.7 GPA and 1200 SAT points or 25 ACT scores are required. Some of the merit-based scholarships available for freshmen students are as follows:
    • President’s scholarship: It amounts to $18,000 and one needs a 4.0 GPA to be eligible. 1430 SAT score and 32 ACT scores are minimum criteria as well.
    • Trustee’s Scholarship: This award is of amount $15,000 and a 3.8 GPA is required.
    • Provost’s scholarship: The award amount is $12,000.
  • The University also offers performance-based scholarships such as athletic scholarships, music scholarships, forensic scholarship, etc.

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. One can apply for a privately- funded aid. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • As alumni, students can avail of attractive benefits such as hotel discounts, be a part of college magazines, insurance discounts, and merchandise.
  • Greg Laswell (American singer), James Dobson (American author), Hoku(American singer), Doug TenNapel (American animator) are some of the notable alumni of PLNU.

Placement

  • The median salary of students graduating from the University after two years is estimated to be $40,800 per year.
  • The job placement rate is 91% which means 91% of students get employed within two years of graduation.
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Point Loma Nazarene University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5019
FAFSA Code001262
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$35,100 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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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-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score119511001290 68%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605560650-
Mathematics590540640-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262328 57%
English262329-
Mathematics252227-

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance Rate

76.3%

Acceptance Rate

3007

Total Applicants

5019

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

33.6%

Male

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Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program76.3%
Total Applicants4343
Total Enrolled3313
Graduate
Graduate Programs76.3%
Total Applicants2237
Total Enrolled1706

Point Loma Nazarene University Enrollment

Enrollment
Point Loma Nazarene University Enrollment5019
Undergraduate Enrollment3313
Graduate Enrollment1706
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate70.1%

Attendance Cost

$35,100

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$35,100 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,200 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,854 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,150 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,240 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,293 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,239 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,282 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,374 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
19261892345
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    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
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    8/10accommodation

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    To understand the culture, language, rules, and regulations of the USA, I decided to study in the same country. Since my dad is planning to set up his business here, I chose the course after which I can help him. Limited universities offered the course so when I received the call letter from Point Loma Nazarene University, I immediately joined it.


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    Book Store

    La Playa Books1.75 Km
    Seabreeze Nautical Books2.1 Km
    Tree of Life Metaphysical Books and Gifts3.3 Km
    Galactic Comics3.3 Km
    Rockpile Christian Bookstore3.64 Km
    Rockpile Christian Resource Center3.66 Km
    Run for Cover Bookstore and Cafe3.86 Km
    Comickaze Comics Books and More II4.38 Km
    Warwick's of La Jolla4.69 Km
    KMC San Diego Bookstore & Shop4.91 Km
    Bookstore4.98 Km
    Barnes & Noble4.99 Km
    Alexandra Institute5.11 Km
    Bay Books of Coronado5.21 Km
    HI-Lite Adult Bookstore5.92 Km
    Captain Fitch's Mercantile6.52 Km
    Reusable Finds - Resale and Repurpose Center7.07 Km
    Second Hand Prose7.39 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Shelter Island Village1.98 Km
    Liberty Station4.18 Km
    Sun country marine4.8 Km
    West Point Loma Shopping Center4.86 Km
    The Marketplace at West Point Loma4.89 Km
    Midway Towne Center5.05 Km
    Midway Garden Plaza5.36 Km
    Loma Square5.44 Km
    Rosecrans Shopping Center5.61 Km
    Sports Arena Shopping Center5.63 Km
    Scandia Plaza5.66 Km
    Old Town Local6.41 Km
    Old Town Saturday Market6.5 Km
    Old Town Market6.58 Km
    Seaport Village7.51 Km
    The Headquarters at Seaport7.52 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.62 Km
    Ocean View7.77 Km
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    Restaurant

    Pearl Hotel2.24 Km
    Point Loma Seafoods2.26 Km
    Humphreys Restaurant2.48 Km
    Bali Hai Restaurant2.85 Km
    Hodad's Ocean Beach3.37 Km
    South Beach Bar & Grille3.4 Km
    Tender Greens3.85 Km
    Slater's 50/504.31 Km
    Corvette Diner4.71 Km
    Phil's BBQ5.34 Km
    Ruby's Diner5.57 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant5.67 Km
    Island Prime5.87 Km
    Cafe Coyote6.57 Km
    Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant6.59 Km
    The Fish Market - San Diego7.05 Km
    Crown City Inn7.47 Km
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    Airport

    Boing NDB AN 2454.15 Km
    EnvoyAir4.48 Km
    Naval Air Station North Island4.83 Km
    San Diego International Airport5.69 Km
    SAN5.73 Km
    SDCRAA Admin Building5.74 Km
    Aeropuerto de San Diego5.98 Km
    KSAN Tower 118.36.27 Km
    Lindbergh Field6.31 Km
    San Diego airport6.38 Km
    Rotor Zen Helicopters, San Diego7.05 Km
    Signature Flight Support SAN - San Diego International Airport7.05 Km
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