Point Loma Nazarene University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective, Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, CA. Home to approximately 2,400 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students, PLNU is committed to teaching, shaping, and sending students into the world prepared to use their gifts.

PLNU's undergraduate programs are offered at the Point Loma campus. Renowned for its whole-person approach, PLNU's undergraduate educational opportunities include research, honors projects, study abroad, short-term mission trips, student ministries, chapel services, athletics, and a host of clubs and organizations that enrich the classroom experience. Spiritual growth and putting faith into action through service are central here.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3390
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Faculty: 151

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
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Contact Information

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego California 92106

Website: http://www.pointloma.edu

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Main Phone: 619-849-9220

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Admissions Contact:
Chad Van Soest
Admissions Counselor, Admissions
(619) 849-2273

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Lilia Davis
International Admissions Counselor, Admissions
(800) 733-7770

Athletics Contact:
Ethan Hamilton
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly recommended, and you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (based upon transferable units) in order to be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade for any course that may be transferred is a "D."

Credits (Min/Max):
There are no minumum credit requirements. Maximum from a 2 year institution is 70, and from a 4 year institution is unlimited; however, you must complete 24 at PLNU.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed 35 units or fewer, you must submit official SAT or ACT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic figure and one from a spiritual figure, are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 399

Transfers Accepted: 254

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 64%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2008



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Two forms are required to apply for financial aid: the Application for Financial Assistance, which is part of the Undergraduate Application for Admission, and the FAFSA, which is submitted to the federal government.

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