College Deliberately: Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University is a small, private not-for-profit, four or more years University that emphasizes career, culture and religion located in San Diego, CA.

Point Loma Nazarene University

place 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2899
phone Phone: (619) 849-2200
Web: http://www.pointloma.edu
Point Loma Nazarene University is also known as: Point Loma Nazarene University, PLNU


This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to Point Loma Nazarene University. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


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.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Point Loma Nazarene UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
Point Loma Nazarene UniversityDidactic Program in Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Not recognized by the USDE*
Point Loma Nazarene UniversityTeacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
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.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.


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