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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

About Point Loma Nazarene University

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 university in the suburb of San Diego, California. Point Loma Nazarene University was founded in 1902. The university currently enrolls around 4,319 students a year, including 3,157 undergraduate students.

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Point Loma Nazarene University. Around 82% of applicants get into Point Loma Nazarene University each year. In 2022, 3,149 students applied to Point Loma Nazarene University and 2,580 were admitted.

Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14.5%

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Point Loma Nazarene University is located in the suburbs of San Diego.

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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

Apr 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Point Loma Nazarene University is Apr 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Point Loma Nazarene University is Jul 1.

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Point Loma Nazarene University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1165 - 1365


Math SAT Range

560 - 680


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1365 and Above


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1165 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Point Loma Nazarene University students is 1259. Applicants with SAT scores of 1365 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1165 to 1365 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1165 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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Wondering what life at Point Loma Nazarene University is like? There are approximately 4,319 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University, including 3,157 undergraduate students and 1,162 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from CA and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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