Point Loma Nazarene University is a private, Christian liberal arts college located on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California. Founded in 1902 by the Church of the Nazarene, the school was initially established as the Pacific Bible College. After going through a series of name changes that happened alongside changes in its status, the school finally became known as Point Loma Nazarene University in 1998. Apart from the usual day classes held in its main campus in Point Loma, the university also offered courses in its regional centers in Arcadia, Bakersfield, Inland Empire, Mission Valley, and San Diego.

Today, there are around 3,000 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science degree or a graduate degree. There are over 60 fields available through which students can select a major field of study in line with the university’s mission to “educate students as whole people.”

Cost of tuition for fulltime undergraduate students with 12 to 17 units of credit is US$25,300 per year plus general fees of US$540. Cost for room and board ranges from US$7,500 to US$8,400 per year. For graduate students, the cost of tuition for academic year 2009-2010 varies depending on the degree program chosen. For instance, graduate education tuition is at US$500 per unit; for MBA, US$655; for MSN, US$600; for MA/MS Biology, US$575; for MA Religion US$300; and for MA Ministry, US$135. A one-time graduation fee of US$100 is also charged along with an audit fee of US$150. These costs do not include the cost of books and supplies, transportation or personal expenses.

Financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs is extended to students to help them pay for their cost of attendance.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Point Loma Nazarene University.