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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Point Loma Nazarene University, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $55.

Application fees can add up, but some schools have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications to Point Loma Nazarene University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Point Loma Nazarene University's admissions stats.

Point Loma Nazarene University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31.1%
Mean SAT Score 1256
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%
Waitlist Yes

Point Loma Nazarene University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Point Loma Nazarene University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 21
Regular Decision Yes February 1 April 1

Applying Early to Point Loma Nazarene University?


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

The Early Action deadline is November 15. Point Loma Nazarene University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 21.

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


More on Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions


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

Getting into Point Loma Nazarene University is moderately difficult. 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 students, about 2,560 of the 3,060 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.

Transferring to Point Loma Nazarene University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Point Loma Nazarene University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Point Loma Nazarene University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Point Loma Nazarene University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Point Loma Nazarene University for more information on admission factors.

Point Loma Nazarene University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8

GPA and Testing


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, 22.8% submitted a class rank. At Point Loma Nazarene University 31.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.3% were in the top 25% and 87.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Point Loma Nazarene University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.7%
3.75 and 3.99 36.7%
3.50 and 3.74 27.3%
3.25 and 3.49 14.4%
3.00 and 3.24 8.3%
2.50 and 2.9 3.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Point Loma Nazarene University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Point Loma Nazarene University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 15% of Point Loma Nazarene University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% 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 aim to earn between 1190 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Point Loma Nazarene University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, 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 1256.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Point Loma Nazarene University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Point Loma Nazarene University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 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 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Point Loma Nazarene University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Point Loma Nazarene University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 July 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:

• CLEP subject tests • 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) credits and 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 you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Point Loma Nazarene University's acceptance rate?

✅ Point Loma Nazarene University's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Point Loma Nazarene University?

❌ Point Loma Nazarene University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Point Loma Nazarene University?

✅ Point Loma Nazarene University offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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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

Jul 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 Jul 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

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

22 to 30

Avg

22 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 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Point Loma Nazarene University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Point Loma Nazarene University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1340

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Math SAT Range

570 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above

Good

1190 to 1340

Avg

1190 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Point Loma Nazarene University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.65

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Point Loma Nazarene University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,445

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,100

Out-of-State

$41,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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