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Point Loma Nazarene University Stats, Info and Facts

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3,561 Students

76% Admitted

  • 4,417 full time
  • 494 part time
  • 1,103 men full time
  • 1,964 women full time
  • 3,671 applied
  • 1,924 admitted
  • 532 enrolled

3,100 Undergraduates

$32,900 Tuition/Year

  • 1,143 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $32,900 in state
  • $600 fees
  • $10,450 room & board
  • $1,918 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Tina from Yucaipa, CA
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  • Point Loma Nazarene University has everything a student could ever want: the ocean, a Christian environment, friendly faculty and students, and great academics. The university focuses on the idea of…

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  • Brandyn from Cathedral City, CA
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  • Point Loma doesn't just guide it's students down an academic path, it provides an intentional Christian community so we can grow together. We are not only Sea Lions but brothers…

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  • Female from Mission Viejo, CA
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  • PLNU is my home away from home. It is impossible to beat the supportive community, caring professors, small classes, and ocean views. This school is great for surfers and Christians…

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Mission Statement

Point Loma Nazarene University exists to provide higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service becomes an expression of faith. Being of Wesleyan heritage, we aspire to be a learning community where grace is foundational, truth is pursued, and holiness is a way of life.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Gregory from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The community of living in a Christian environment is like nothing else. There is always someone here to encourage you. If you are a surfer the beach is literally a walk down the road. There is a rec room in the cafeteria and even rec rooms in the dorm halls. You really don't even have to leave campus to have a good time if you don't want to.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I could not have imagined a better place for me to be at! I love everything about Point Loma, and no I am not just talking about the view. Point Loma is located right on the beach, and is a short five minute walk to the cliffs. However, this is not the thing I love the most at Point Loma. The most appealing aspect at Point Loma is its community. The community and fellowship at Point Loma is absolutely amazing. The people there are so genuine. For the most part everyone is there because they choose to be, meaning they do not choose to drink or smoke, but instead choose to have fun by talking to friends, or having a beach day, or just watching movies together. Point Loma's community is indescribable. Anyone who walks onto Point Loma offers.

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  • 5
  • Michal from Huntington Beach, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I love the atmosphere at Point Loma and being next to the beach and so close to downtown San Diego along with other fun areas in San Diego definitely has its perks. Going surfing between classes is not uncommon and the weekends are full of adventure and fun. It seems there is something for everyone at Loma, and whatever scene you are looking for you can find it. Whether you are a surfer, athlete, bookworm, drama kid, outdoorsman, artist or whatever, Loma has what you need and will want. The community aspect at PLNU is very strong and extremely easy to get involved with if you simply sign up for any ministry, intramural or extra-curricular. Due to the small size you get to know the people in your major very well, which is nice because those are the people you go to when you are stressed because they understand the situation you are in. The only drawback at PLNU are the strict rules, which can feel extremely limiting at times. Yet despite the fact that I resented these rules during the beginning of the year I soon learned that these guidelines helped kept me on track and kept my grades up.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Mission Viejo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Point Loma is neatly nestled on the beautiful Sunset Cliffs of San Diego. I have a wonderful ocean view from my room and can feel and smell the ocean breeze everyday. The community is also very tight knit. I live with 26 girls on one hall and we are all close, no cattiness. There are all kinds of opportunities to get involved on campus and I have made life long friends by taking advantage of these opportunities.

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  • 5
  • Alyssa from El Cajon, CA
  • I am a current student here

    One of the reasons why I chose to attend PLNU was because of the beautiful view. If this is one of your top choices or 1st choice (like mine was during high school), and you haven't visited the campus yet, I highly advise you do. If somehow you can't make a visit (which you REALLY should) then Google this university. It is simply gorgeous! We are right next to the beach, and I'm not just saying that! Another reason why I love being here is that it definitely makes your faith so much stronger! The scenery makes you marvel at the beauty that has been created for you and creates this sense of peace within you that I can't even explain! Also, everyone-and I mean EVERYONE- here is super nice! Guys open doors, students you don't even know give you a warm greeting, professors genuinely ask how you're doing. It's just a great atmosphere!

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