If you want to apply to Point Loma Nazarene University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application is $55.
Students who apply to Point Loma Nazarene University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here's 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%|
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|
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.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into Point Loma Nazarene University. 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, around 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Point Loma Nazarene University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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 admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Point Loma Nazarene University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Point Loma Nazarene University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Point Loma Nazarene University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)|
|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|
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%.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Point Loma Nazarene University considers 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.
To be competitive with other Point Loma Nazarene University applicants, you should aim to score 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.
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.
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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
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 you can choose if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of 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.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
30 and Above
22 to 30
22 and Less
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.
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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