As a Christian liberal arts university, PLNU is committed to shaping students’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. Our mission isn’t simply to prepare you for a career after you graduate — though that’s part of it — but to shape you into a thoughtful, service-minded, and engaged member of your community and world.
Point Loma Nazarene University is a private, religious college in the suburb of San Diego, California. Point Loma Nazarene University was founded in 1902. The college enrolls around 4,445 students per year, including 3,174 undergraduates.
It is moderately difficult to get into Point Loma Nazarene University. Point Loma Nazarene University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,060 applications received in 2022, 2,560 students were offered admission.
|Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||84%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||15%|
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Point Loma Nazarene University is located in San Diego.
If you are interested in seeing Point Loma Nazarene University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 8 to San Diego, or book a flight to the nearest airport, San Diego International.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Point Loma Nazarene University is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Point Loma Nazarene University is Jul 1.
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Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1190 to 1340
1190 and Less
The median SAT score for Point Loma Nazarene University students is 1256. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Wondering what life at Point Loma Nazarene University is like? There are approximately 4,445 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University, including 3,174 undergraduate students and 1,271 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from CA and 19% percent of students are from other states.
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