Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene, founded in 1902, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 90-acre campus is five miles from downtown San Diego.

Website: www.pointloma.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,150
Undergraduate
Students
(65.3%) 2,058 Women
(34.7%) 1,092 Men
1,317
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,007 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.81
SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,308
Tuition and Fees
$35,700
Room and Board
$10,450
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$23,148
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,414
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
143
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

San Diego Population
1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Diego
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crusaders
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
26.6% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.9% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only Recommended March 1
ACT Only Recommended March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3900 Lomaland Drive
City, State, Zip
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
Phone
(800) 733-7779
Fax
(619) 849-2579
E-mail
admissions@pointloma.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 21

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,007 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 2,064 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 943 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
726 (32%) of 2,294 admitted students enrolled
Women
484 (32%) of 1,516 admitted students enrolled
Men
242 (31%) of 778 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.81
3.75 and Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
26%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 31%
Top quarter: 71%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,308
Tuition and Fees
$35,700
Room and Board
$10,450
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Other Expenses
$3,240
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001262
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
530 (89.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
410 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
409 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
78 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,148
Need-Based Gift
Received by 404 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,033
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 360 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,003
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 47 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
121 (20.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,369

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,012 (77.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,694 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,691 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
236 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$22,975
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,619 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,171
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,525 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,401
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 140 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
534 (20.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,421

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,414
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
143
Part-Time Faculty
331
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
346
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Project Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


San Diego Population
1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Diego
Campus Size
93 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
San Diego
Nearest Train Station
San Diego

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
44%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crusaders
School Colors
Forrest green, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf x x    
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Golf    
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,150
Women
2,058 (65.3%)
Men
1,092 (34.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,621
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
26.6% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.9% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 24 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,317

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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