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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,053
   Women 1,978 (64.8%)
   Men 1,075 (35.2%)
Graduate Students 1,103
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 3,162 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.81 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 569 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 565 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $48,406
  Tuition and Fees $33,500
  Room and Board $9,950
Average Percent of Need Met 65%
Average Freshman Award $23,119
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 136
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
San Diego Population 1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Diego
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Crusaders
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
24.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 1.1% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported