Point Loma Nazarene University

883 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Point Loma Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Point Loma Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$30,171/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,640/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,283/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,217/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,102/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,067/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Kind and willing to help
    36%
  • White
    19%
  • Inexperienced
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Christian community
    31%
  • "Point Loma bubble"
    31%
  • Beach
    19%
  • 360 degree ocean view
    11%
  • Community
    8%

After Point Loma Nazarene University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

Reviews

883 reviews
  • Excellent
    212
  • Very Good
    304
  • Average
    265
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    44
PLNU's laid-back yet studious environment provided a means for me to find tranquility and excitement when I needed it. There are many ways for students to get involved in activities, clubs, and events. There are even commuter/transfer student events for those students to bond and integrate into campus life. As a Spanish major, I am loving the professors in my department because they are witty and have great senses of humor, but more importantly they are personable and professional. I have found that to be true for most of my professors, which creates a more trusting and honest learning environment. PLNU has been a resource bank for me to learn tremendous new ideas and subsequently inspire positive change within me. Yes, the parking is very limited and Chapel requirements still exist, but honestly it could be much, much worse. I think I've benefitted from attending here and I look forward to my final year!
  • College Junior
  • June 19 2015
My experience at Point Loma has been nothing short of excellent. Of course, my first year was a hard adjustment to make, but I cannot imagine having to adjust to living away from home without family, childhood friends, and my church, without the love, help, support, and energy from my friends and classmates at Point Loma. From professors who have done everything they can to help me succeed to friends who have adventured all over San Diego with me to Upper Class-men who have met with me to talk about my spiritual growth, I have experienced an abundant amount of social, spiritual growth. I am so excited to go back and be involved in ASB and Student Ministries while studying and finding a job in San Diego!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I honestly have not attended many of the athletic possibilities on our campus. I know many people who have played sports for Point Loma and they have absolutely loved it! I want to start attending soccer matches, volleyball matches, and baseball games soon. Being a smaller campus, it seems that mostly everybody is intrigued by sporting and is involved.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago