College Deliberately: National University

National University is a large, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes citizenship, character and career located in the city of La Jolla, CA. It is known for Special Education and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels and Education.

National University

place 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
phone Phone: (800) 628-8648
web Web: http://www.nu.edu/
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The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
National University WASC Senior College and University Commission Preaccredited 1975-06-30 2019-10-30
National University WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited 1977-02-28 2030-02-15
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for National University is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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National University is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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