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About Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in San Diego, California. Point Loma Nazarene University was founded in 1902 and now enrolls around 4,616 students a year, including 3,216 undergrads.

Point Loma Nazarene University offers housing for up to 1,762 students.

For each full-time professor, there are about 15 undergraduates enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University.

2021 Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 26
Mean SAT score 1201
Tuition $38,800

2022 Point Loma Nazarene University Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to Point Loma Nazarene University for Fall 2022 is February 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

Early Admission at Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Point Loma Nazarene University is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Point Loma Nazarene University. Point Loma Nazarene University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,949 students applied to Point Loma Nazarene University and 2,464 were admitted.

Point Loma Nazarene University Waitlist 2021

Point Loma Nazarene University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Point Loma Nazarene University?

Point Loma Nazarene University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Point Loma Nazarene University, applicants must submit the following items.

Point Loma Nazarene University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.8
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Point Loma Nazarene University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1201 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Point Loma Nazarene University students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Point Loma Nazarene University.

Does Point Loma Nazarene University Require the ACT or SAT?

Point Loma Nazarene University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 72% submitted the SAT. 44% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Point Loma Nazarene University

Yes! Point Loma Nazarene University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,762 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Financial Aid at Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,105 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Point Loma Nazarene University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Point Loma Nazarene University

About 84% of students who start at Point Loma Nazarene University come back the next year. Out of the 587 students who started at Point Loma Nazarene University as first-time freshman, 384 graduate within four years.

Around 72% of students who started at Point Loma Nazarene University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,832 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Point Loma Nazarene University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Point Loma Nazarene University a good school for you?

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Where is Point Loma Nazarene University?

Point Loma Nazarene University is located in the suburban setting of San Diego, California, less than an hour from San Diego.

If you want to see 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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College Info

3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106-2899

Campus Setting: Suburban

Point Loma Nazarene University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

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 Dec 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Point Loma Nazarene University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Point Loma Nazarene University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Point Loma Nazarene University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Point Loma Nazarene University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1280

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Math SAT Range

540 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1280 and Above

Good

1120 to 1280

Avg

1120 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Point Loma Nazarene University students is 1201. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Point Loma Nazarene University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$51,926

In State

$51,926

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$38,800
$38,800
Fees
$700
$700
Housing
$11,300
$11,300
Books
$1,126
$1,126

Student Life

Wondering what life at Point Loma Nazarene University is like? There are approximately 4,616 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University, including 3,216 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from CA and 18% percent of students are from other states.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

82%

In State

18%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,616

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,500

Out-of-State

$39,500

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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