PLNU Admissions

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Point Loma Nazarene University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$50
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 74.00% and yield is 24.99%. 1,009 men and 2,268 women applied to PLNU and 868 men and 1,542 women students were accepted. Among them, 208 men and 401 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 74.00%86.03%67.99%
Yield 24.99%23.96%26.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 454 students (74% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 286 students (47%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 580. The SAT Math score is 660 (75th) and 560 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 88 (75th percentile) and 88 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580650
SAT Math560660
ACT Composite2429
ACT Math2328
ACT English2331
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Point Loma Nazarene University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,115, ACT: 65 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

PLNU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Point Loma Nazarene University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see PLNU online application page .
PLNU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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