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Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Point Loma Nazarene University, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the application fee costs $55. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Considering Applying Early to Point Loma Nazarene University?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Point Loma Nazarene University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 21.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University?

Point Loma Nazarene University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Point Loma Nazarene University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Point Loma Nazarene University accepted 84% of all applicants., around 2,464 of the 2,949 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Point Loma Nazarene University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Point Loma Nazarene University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Point Loma Nazarene University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Point Loma Nazarene University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Point Loma Nazarene University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Point Loma Nazarene University must submit the following items. Double check with Point Loma Nazarene University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Point Loma Nazarene University?

Students admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23.6% submitted a class rank. At Point Loma Nazarene University 45.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 77.1% were in the top 25% and 93.9% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Point Loma Nazarene University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 23.6%
3.75 and 3.99 38.5%
3.50 and 3.74 27.4%
3.25 and 3.49 14.6%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 3.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%
Point Loma Nazarene University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 72% of Point Loma Nazarene University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 44% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Point Loma Nazarene University?

To be competitive with other Point Loma Nazarene University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Point Loma Nazarene University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Point Loma Nazarene University student is 1201.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Point Loma Nazarene University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Point Loma Nazarene University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Point Loma Nazarene University?

To be most competitive at Point Loma Nazarene University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Point Loma Nazarene University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Point Loma Nazarene University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to Point Loma Nazarene University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is December 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Point Loma Nazarene University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Point Loma Nazarene University?

Students who are admitted to Point Loma Nazarene University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Point Loma Nazarene University accept transfer credits?

Point Loma Nazarene University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Point Loma Nazarene University accepts:

DSST/DANTES

Does Point Loma Nazarene University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Point Loma Nazarene University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Point Loma Nazarene University?

No, Point Loma Nazarene University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

84%

How hard is it to get into Point Loma Nazarene University? Point Loma Nazarene University is a somewhat selective institution. The Point Loma Nazarene University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Point Loma Nazarene University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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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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