Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective, Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, California, with graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. 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.

Point Loma Nazarene University also offers graduate education in biology, business, education, nursing, and theology. PLNU's School of Education offers graduate programs at four regional centers in Arcadia, Bakersfield, the Inland Empire (including Corona), and San Diego's Mission Valley. Master's degrees, an education specialist degree, credentials, and certificates are available. In addition, the Mission Valley Regional Center offers programs in business (MBA) and nursing (MSN and post-MSN certifications). Graduate programs in biology (M.A. and M.S.), ministry (M.Min.), and theology (M.A. in religion) are offered on the Point Loma campus.

Financial Aid

There are many ways to get financial aid at PLNU. Our Academic Awards, based on GPA and test scores, are available to freshmen and transfer students who are high achievers in the classroom, and range from $4000 to full tuition awards. Students can also get aid based on involvements (including athletics, speech and debate, music) as well as financial need!

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