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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

3900 Lomaland Dr

San Diego, CA 92106-2810

https://www.pointloma.edu/

Admission Office

3900 Lomaland Drive

Admissions

San Diego, CA 92106-2899

(800) 733-7779

Fax : (619) 849-2601

admissions@pointloma.edu

Contact : Shannon Hutchison-Caraveo

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Church Of The Nazarene

College Board Code: 4605

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : February 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 75.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,203

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 612

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 66.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,555.00

In-State Tuition : $38,300.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $38,300.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Located on a coastal clifftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Feb 15

Priority application due : Feb 15

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 21

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 15

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Apr 1

Transfer priority application date : Feb 15

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 75.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 88.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 25.0%
Business/Marketing : 21.0%
Family and Consumer Sciences : 10.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Education : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Corporate Communications, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Management Information Systems, General B
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management B
Office Management and Supervision B
Organizational Leadership M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Photojournalism B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Information Technology B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Education, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Music Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Computer Software Engineering B
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Writing, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development B
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Dietetics/Dietitian B C
Health and Wellness, General B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology M
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Christian Studies B
Philosophy B
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Clinical Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B
Lay Ministry B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology/Theological Studies B
Youth Ministry B

Visual & Performing Arts
Digital Arts B
Graphic Design B
Keyboard Instruments B
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B
Voice and Opera B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Internships

Teacher Certification

Honors Program

Independent Study

Accelerated Program

External Degree Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

United Nations Semester

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

520 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center, Dorms

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : historical Greek amphitheater

Geographic Location : 5 miles from downtown.

Very Large City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,203

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 612

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,191

Graduate enrollment : 1,364

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 82.0%

Out of state students : 18.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 35.0%

Percentage of females : 65.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 8.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 26.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 53.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students are expected to exercise self-discipline, sound judgment and manage conduct both on and off campus consistent with agreements made upon application and with University catalog and Student Handbook.

Student Newspaper : Loma Beat

Student Newspaper URL : https://lomabeat.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 55.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Sea Lions

Sport Member : NCAA, NCCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Chaplain/spiritual director

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division II

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : surfing, aerobics


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $55.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,277

Admitted : 2,414

Enrolled : 612

Somewhat selective 74.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Interview

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Moral character, maturity, intellectual ability, and academic achievement important. Preference given to self-directed applicants who appear to share ideals and objectives of college.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 40.0%

Top Quarter : 78.0%

Top Half : 96.0%

Bottom Half : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 28.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 17.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 7.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 56.0%

500 - 599 : 33.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 11.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 21.0%

24 - 29 : 58.0%

18 - 23 : 21.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 61.0%

18 - 23 : 25.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 32.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 24.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Entering students who have satisfactory scores on AP Examinations may receive credit in applicable areas of the curriculum. We have a PLNU AP Guide and do not follow the standard recommendations by the College Board. Credit given varies per department. The only subject we allow a score of 2 is Calculus BC, while some subjects require a score of 3 for credit and others require at least a 4 or 5.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Social Studies

0

2

Academic Electives

0

0

History

0

1

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

2

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 74.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 47.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

560 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

580 - 650

ACT Composite

24 - 29


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

ART1000

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

4

4

BIO GE with lab

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MTH1044/1064/1073

All

Calculus BC

2

4

MTH1044/1064/1073

All

3

8

MTH1044/1064/1073; MTH 1074

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

4

4

PSC GE no lab

All

5

4

CHE1052

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHN1001

All

4

6

CHN1001, 1002

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

POL1001

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSC1043

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

half of Writing GE

All

5

4

WRI1010

All

English Literature and Composition

4

2

LIT2000

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

4

3

BIO1002

All

European History

4

3

HIS1011

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRE1001

All

4

6

FRE1001 & 1002

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GER1001

All

4

6

GER1001 & 1002

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

FRL1001

All

4

6

FRL1001 & 1002

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

FRL1001

All

4

6

FRL1001 & 1002

All

Latin

3

3

FRL1001

All

4

6

FRL1001 & 1002

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO1001

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO1002

All

Music Theory

3

2*

MUT1000

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHY1044+1044L

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHY1054+1054L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

Other

4

4*

PHY1054+1054L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

4*

PHY1044+1044L

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

4

3

PSY1003

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPA1001

All

4

6

SPA1001 & 1002

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPA2050

All

4

6

SPA2050 & 2051

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH2003

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POL1065

All

United States History

4

3

HIS1011 or HIS1020

All

World History: Modern

4

3

HIS1011

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 67.0%

% of loans / jobs : 33.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 79.0%

% Judged to have need : 82.0%

% that were offered aid : 82.0%

% that had need fully met : 16.0%

% of need met : 66.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,555.00

Avg non need-based aid : $13,829.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $19,102.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,477.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $35,374.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Respond By Date : May 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mollyanne Porter

Financial aid office phone : (619) 849-2068

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,570.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Leadership

Minority Status

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Tuition payment plans

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Navy : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$38,300.00

$38,300.00

$38,300.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$38,300.00

$38,300.00

$38,300.00

Room and board:

$10,900.00

$16,580.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,610.00

$3,784.00

$3,226.00

Transportation expenses:

$324.00

$858.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$53,214.00

$60,602.00

$52,324.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$53,214.00

$60,602.00

$52,324.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 0.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 24

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 675

Transfers admitted percentage: 86.0%

Transfers admitted: 583

Transfers enrolled percentage: 50.0%

Transfers enrolled: 339

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Orientation

Advisor

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $38,300.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,900.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,580.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,570.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $620,770.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 23

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser