Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU)

San Diego, CA

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Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University Student Essentials

Point Loma Nazarene University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Sea Lions
Nickname: PLNU
Website: www.pointloma.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $29,510
Out-of-State Tuition: $29,510
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 4,228
Year Established: 1902

About PLNU

Situated right along the breathtaking San Diego coastline, Point Loma University’s campus is a combination of natural as well as architectural beauty. This is an ideal setting for a campus that doesn’t only offer strong academics, but emphasizes spirituality and student life as well.

A Christian university, Point Loma offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theology and Ministry.

Academics at Point Loma also include the arts and sciences, performing arts and professional fields such as nursing and social work.

Since undergraduate research is the backbone of the biology, chemistry, math and other programs, it’s no surprise that students meet such success upon graduating.

Point Loma’s most recognized offerings are in the science department, with the Biology/Pre-Med program being one of its strongest.

With most students living on campus it is not difficult to get involved in all of the academic and student life offerings at Point Loma.

Since it is a religious school that emphasizes spirituality, student life is comprised of ministry work, faith-based organizations, chapel services, discipleship groups and even off-campus missionary service. Other student life offerings include arts, recreational, athletic and academic organizations and clubs.

Financial aid, which is based in great part on financial need, is offered through scholarships and other sources to eligible students to help cover tuition.

PLNU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Point Loma Nazarene University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

What I really liked about Point Loma was the amazing feeling of community I got the minute I walked on to campus. Everyone I meet here is seriously nice and so welcoming. Even though I am only a sophmore, I have met so many amazing friends and really helpful professors. It just seems like everyone here really wants you to succeed.


Parent of Student

Overall Rating

During my College research for my daughter,I found that Point Loma Nazarene College had most of qualities and programs that a parent wants for their child.I'm so happy that my daughter is attending PLNU ! The choice was easy at the end of the work ,looking at every detail. My husband and I are extremely happy to know that our daughter is attending an amazing college !! Thank you, Ilda Vaz Gomes


PLNU Map & Location

Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106


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Getting Around PLNU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

3/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Diego, CA

Winter
Dec
65
48
Jan
65
49
Feb
65
51
Spring
Mar
66
53
Apr
68
56
May
68
59
Summer
Jun
71
62
Jul
75
65
Aug
77
67
Fall
Sep
76
65
Oct
73
61
Nov
69
54

PLNU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,494
Freshman Class 600
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,228

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 17%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 69%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 17%
African American 3%
Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 41%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 66%
Men 34%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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