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Study at Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University, also knnown as PLNU, is a Christian, liberal arts college located in San Diego, California. United States. It was established in 1902 as the Pacific Bible College. After a few name changes, it received university status in 1998. The main campus is situated on Loma Oceanfront Point in San Diego. It also operates several regional centres in Arcadia, Inland Empire, Bakersfield, and Mission Valley, San Diego.

PLNU is a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university offers over 12 athletic programs for both men and women. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Sea Lions. The Sea Lions compete in cross-country, soccer, basketball, golf, baseball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and softball.

Profile of Point Loma Nazarene University

The main campus of Point Loma Nazarene University is in San Diego, California (a large city). The school is a Church of the Nazarene institution. Point Loma Nazarene University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Point Loma Nazarene University students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching.

Point Loma Nazarene University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 510 to 620. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 500 or more. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


Point Loma Nazarene University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Point Loma Nazarene University had 3, 480 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Point Loma Nazarene University makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Point Loma Nazarene University belong to the Golden State Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Point Loma Nazarene University exists to provide higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service becomes an expression of faith. Being of Wesleyan heritage, we aspire to be a learning community where grace is foundational, truth is pursued, and holiness is a way of life. "

Point Loma Nazarene University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching286education, music teaching, biology teaching, educational administration, art Education
Business and Management121business management, business communications, accounting, MIS
Liberal Arts101liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, sociology, English, international development, social services, international studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling67psychology, organizational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59registered nursing
Media49journalism, mass communication, communication studies, broadcast journalism, graphic communications
Religion and Philosophy39philosophy and religious studies, theological and ministerial studies, religion, religious music, pre-ministerial studies, bible studies, philosophy
Family and Social Work38family and consumer science, child development, social work, family and community services, food and nutrition
Science31biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23athletic trainer, exercise science, health and physical education, dietitian
Art Studies15art studies
Design9graphic design
Music7music, music performance, music theory and composition
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Engineering3engineering physics
Fine Arts2fine arts studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr

San Diego, California 92106-2899

General Phone: (619) 849-2200


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