How much does Point Loma Nazarene University cost?

Point Loma Nazarene University Cost of Attendance
In-state $35,700
Out-of-state $35,700
On-Campus Room and Board $10,450
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $31,933
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $26,832
$30,000-$48,000 $26,826
$48,000-$75,000 $25,800
$75,000-$110,000 $30,400
Over $110,000 $37,626

Point Loma Nazarene University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 92% $16,959
Federal Grants 19% $4,573
Pell grants 19% $4,264
Other federal grants 3% $1,375
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 23% $8,545
Institutional grants or scholarships 89% $14,418
Student loan aid 59% $7,676
Federal student loans 59% $7,524
Other student loans 8% $16,712

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 312 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 222 Up to $2,000
Do an extracurricular activity 309 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 308 Up to $8,500
Have work experience 212 Up to $12,000

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Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions

What is Point Loma Nazarene University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 69%
Average GPA 3.47
SAT Submissions 75% of applicants
SAT Reading 580-650
SAT Math 560-650
SAT Writing 510-610
ACT Submissions 50% of applicants
Composite Score 24-29

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Point Loma Nazarene University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3100
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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Point Loma Nazarene University Graduation Success

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About Point Loma Nazarene University

As our institution responds to the COVID-19 crisis, please click here for the most up-to-date information. Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective liberal arts university located in San Diego, California, and sits on a 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers in Bakersfield, Mission Valley (San Diego) and the Inland Empire.


3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify