About National University

Founded in 1971, National University. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,319 full time undergraduate students, and 8,873 full time graduate students.

The National University Academic calendar runs on a Other basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 304 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at National University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at NU are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at National University.

National University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    11 Students rated on-campus housing 2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    11 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    20 Students rated school activities 2.6 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    22 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of National University?

15 Students rated National University

Adrian - 11/14/2019

I enjoy the online classes I take at National University. I do wish I could leave “does not apply” for some of the ratings since the school is mostly an online institution. I do know that there are facilities throughout California, but I have never visited them. I also do believe that the school is very friendly towards veterans, especially active duty members. Being active duty, and transitioning to a civilian life, the university acts as another mentor that is helping me in my journey. Many of my classmates are also prior military, or are leaving active duty service as well, and they all agree that National University helps them out.

Keng - 10/23/2019

National University gives you the option to learn at your own pace. Each indiviual progress different and need their own learning style. With National you have the options to still work full time and pursue a higher education. It has been a great journey.

Vito - 09/09/2019

One of the worst faculty I have ever dealt with. They treat you as just a dollar sign and the human resource department specifically Star and Soroya are some of the worst human beings I have ever dealt with. When upper managers/officers were informed of the horrible way those two treat people they do nothing but sit on there hands and allow these employees to continue to lie and insult customers/students. Avoid this campus at all cost and give your money to a better program

Haroldo D - 05/15/2019

I really enjoyed my time at National Univeristy from 2013 to 2018. I had a great experience with all the professors and appreciated their time and dedication in giving me a great learning opportunity. I’m forever thankful to my advisor Xiomara who went above and beyond her responsibilities to help me out with my classes and to make sure all my questions and concerns were addressed.

National University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at National University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for National University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself many things. The most important thing I would try to encourage myself to do is to take a full class schedule as a senior. Because I had enough credits I was not required to take a full class schedule. I realize now that I could have received more education free rather than having to pay for courses now.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates overall were quite committed, passionate, and helpful. I made some of my life's best friendships at the University of Oregon.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My undergrad work was completed at a 4-year university. My grad work was and will be completed at National University. I chose National University because of the online learning program, accelerated monthly classes, and the flexibility it allowed me as a working mother of four children. I was able to go back to school to further my education and career as a Special Education teacher as well as enjoy my family and all of my children's various activities and sporting events.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I mostly take classes online and I've found that the professors sometimes don't go through the material on the course website and make sure it is all up to date. Sometimes the information and website links are outdated.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    National is a place that allows me to continue my educational career full time while I begin building my career ladder.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That each class was so expensive and that there are scheduled times for finals, though they are online courses.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The intense learning

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It's one class a month, so it's very fast paced. And super expensive!!

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who want to have the "college" experience with campus clubs and everything.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    National University graduates the most California Certified Techers in the state. National also provides flexible programs that allow unique populations - military, full-time working professionals, etc - to complete undergraduate and graduate-level studies.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the school is the one class per month format. It ends up being the same work load as going to school full time at a traditional college or university, but you only have to concentrate on one subject at a time. I feel that I am able to absorb more of the information that is being taught.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    no complaints

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love this school, the classes are manageable and quick, especially for those of us that work full-time jobs. I also really like the format of the classes, one class per month, which makes it easy to study well and really focus on what you need to know for your field of study. The professors are all very accessible and the counselors make it easy for you by signing you up for the classes you need without hassle. I love NU!

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    if there are any I sure do not know of them

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

51% of students attending National University receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 26% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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