Point Loma Nazarene University


Point Loma Nazarene University

At Point Loma Nazarene University, we are committed to helping you fully become who you are called to be. Located on a beautiful campus in San Diego, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, PLNU offers a dynamic and diverse community dedicated to shaping your academic, personal, and spiritual growth. With over 60 areas of study, distinguished faculty, and award-winning academic programs, you’ll be prepared for a meaningful and fulfilling career beyond graduation. Participate in faith and service opportunities, pursue your calling, and build relationships that last a lifetime as you discover how PLNU offers a blend of academics, faith, and community that's unlike anywhere else.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You can use Common App to apply to PLNU as a first-time freshman (students coming straight out of high school, with any number of college units). If you are a transfer student (students who have already graduated high school and have earned college units after graduating), you can apply at pointloma.edu/apply. The process is simple: submit your application with transcripts and two letters of reference (one academic and one personal), submit your application fee or fee waiver, and send us your official test scores (optional)!

Additional Information

Did you know 90% of PLNU students receive some form of financial aid? We offer a wide variety of grants and scholarships to help make PLNU an affordable and realistic option for you! We’re also proud to be a place for you to pursue your calling by using what you’re good at and passionate about to serve others. Our location — ten minutes from downtown, in a beach community, and 30 minutes north of the Mexican Border — provides our students with countless opportunities to get plugged into service groups and activities, in which more than 90% of students are involved while studying at PLNU. We also have a nationally ranked Study Abroad program to help you take your PLNU experience all over the world, a robust internship program to make sure you graduate with practical, hands-on experience, and a well-connected team in Career Services to come alongside you as you prepare for graduation and your future career or grad school.

Visit us

Come and see for yourself what makes the PLNU community so unique (and ranked among the most beautiful university campuses). With weekday visits, sunset tours, or our signature Preview Days, you can experience a full day in the life of a PLNU student — visiting classes, sitting in on chapel, meeting with faculty, and eating in the dining hall. We encourage every applicant to visit, so join us for a campus tour or Preview Day by registering at pointloma.edu/campusvisit.

PLNU is a unique place to grow academically, in your faith, and as an engaged member of your community. At PLNU, discover who you are called to be.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106, United States of America

Phone number

(619) 849-2273