San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University


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Recent Reviews

Hilary
Describe the students at your school.

Very diverse, there is a social group for every type of people. People are generally friendly but still cliquey. There is a l...

Describe the students at your school.

Very diverse, there is a social group for every type of people. People are generally friendly but still cliquey. There is a little bit of a highschool mentality.

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

I would tell parents and/or students to take their time when choosing, and do their research. I highly recommend visiting the campuses you are interested in and attending classes or staying overnight in a dorm(preferably on a weekday if possible). If you are interested in a certain activity, research it and ask questions. Also, I would tell people to not only talk to the admissions counselor but to talk to the students on campus, they will give you the realest description of life on that campus. Most importantly I'd say to speak up and ask questions so you dont have any doubts, and trust your gut. Take your time to decide so you don't choose on a whim, and only go somewhere that you feel could be your home for the next few years of your life. You are the company you keep, so who you meet in college will shape you for the rest of your life. Trust your gut and follow your heart when you are there. As long as you make healthy choices and do what makes you happy, you cant go wrong. Enjoy the best days of your life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is outgoing and willing to try different things. Also someone with a thick skin who can put themselves out there and doesnt get offended easily. Preferrably someone who is Christian.

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

I would find a college that allows a student to explore the wide variety of careers available through the departments and sch...

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

I would find a college that allows a student to explore the wide variety of careers available through the departments and schools found at the campus. It is always helpful to know that the school also cares for the well-being and development of the students to become healthy adults that will be an asset to society and spark a joy within the student to continue learning for the rest of their lives. College is mostly about being taught how to learn for yourself, rather than learning all the facts about your field. The rest comes from your life and work experiences. The most helpful thing for me is knowing that I can use the knowledge I gained from college courses and combine them with learning and critiquing new information that is and will be produced into the future. But above all, the care and love from fellow students, faculty, administration and staff is what will keep the student at school when they know that they are in a community focused on learning, but guided by love and care.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is looking for a party school and would absolutely hate going to chapel

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Being accountable to "The Covenant" while taking classes, which states that students shall not partake in alcohol, drugs, pre-marital sex and so on.

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

Visit the school so you can get a real visual of the school, this helps you know how to picture your college experience. Follow your heart and go for what fits you best, don't worry about how well-known a school is. Prestige will not add to your overall experience and its worth it to be somewhere that cares about you and that will help you grow by meeting your individual needs. Know what you want frmo yuor university. Get an on-campus job, because this helps you get acquainted not only with so many more people, but you get to know way more about your school, which makes you feel a part of it. Participate in some events, but don't stress out about them. Keep up with homework and studying, becuase it will catch up to you eventually. Keep in communication with your parents/kids; that way there is no confusion about what is going on.

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

I brag about how beautiful the scenery is. We overlook the Pacific Ocean, sitting right on the cliffs. It is a small campus and people get to know almost everyone. Each department gets very close and the professors care about their students greatly. Great Christian environment and always safe from alcohol and parties.

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

I would advise anyone to chose a place that they enjoy as a location, and then an environment socially that they find pleasin...

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

I would advise anyone to chose a place that they enjoy as a location, and then an environment socially that they find pleasing. The college experience is about change, so someone looking into college should pick a place that they feel they can/would like to grow into and around.

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

I wish that I would have known what the living situation was like.

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

The location and the weather. The classes are interesting too. I enjoy my major.

Sean
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Probably the fact that the population is 66 percent female and rising. Aside from that, we are the 'liberal' Nazarene colleg...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Probably the fact that the population is 66 percent female and rising. Aside from that, we are the 'liberal' Nazarene college. We have also built a reputation for our basketball team as well as the fact that we have, no lie, the most amazing view of the ocean on campus.

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

I myself applied to several colleges. Tour them and try to get a feel for what the students attending think of the campus. It's important to know how you will spend weekends, so tour the surrounding area as well. Make sure everything there is to your liking. If you can, try to talk with one of the professors and see if you can sit in on a class so you understand what you are getting yourself into. The fact that they would let you is a good sign in and of itself. While attending college, get out there and participate. There is no excuse for not finding others who share your interest on most campuses, especially the larger ones. Connect with the professors if you can to try to understand where they come from. Ask questions. For students, find others in your department or find a few friends who are easy to talk to. Heck, sit down at a table in the cafeteria if you don't spot anyone. Strike up a conversation with someone you don't know. They might end up as one of your best friends.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is looking to drink or participate in recreational drug use should avoid this campus. Similarly, those who are not familiar with at least some level of church should probably avoid it since there are mandatory Christian chapels.

Eisun
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best knwon for nursing program, science (especially, Biology and chemistry), business, and also theology. My sch...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best knwon for nursing program, science (especially, Biology and chemistry), business, and also theology. My school is nazarene university; it is small private christian school. And our school is pretty well-known as WHITE school, but we are friendly to different ethnic people including me, who is asian. It is smoking-free, alcohol-free, drug free campus. And professors are like friends to students. :)

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

don't go for named schools. Write down what kind of school you want to go to. Not all named schools are right for everyone.

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

Somewhat small campus, not much access to real life. A lot of people are stuck in just samll school bubble.

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

Visit the schools you want to attend. Make sure you see every aspect of the school. Prepare a list of questions to ask specif...

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

Visit the schools you want to attend. Make sure you see every aspect of the school. Prepare a list of questions to ask specific schools or every school you go too.

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

Most parents want their child to continue their education as long as it's affordable. Parents, nor students should worry. ...

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

Most parents want their child to continue their education as long as it's affordable. Parents, nor students should worry. The school situation will work itself out, letting go of eachother will be the hard thing....most of the time. Making the most of college depends on how much time the student is willing to make. Socializing is huge in college, but as long as the student will keep their priorities straight and not let their grades slip, everything will work out. Being a senior in college I realize how important home cooked meals are, family, true* friends; so no matter what, don't forget how and why you're (student) there. Continuing your education is the next step in not only your future, but America's as well. Thank you

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

I wish I would have focused more on my schooling in high school

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are going to school just to get the degree, or simply to party hard.

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

I would say that campus visits are essential, and it's probably a good idea to spend a night in the dorms. Attending classes ...

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

I would say that campus visits are essential, and it's probably a good idea to spend a night in the dorms. Attending classes that the university offers is also a good experience, as it gives you a feel of the lecture-style. Important things to consider are location, size and your specific major.

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

It's really small and it can be difficult to live off campus as a junior or senior.

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

The location - it's right on the beach and close to downtown.

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

PLNU is a super friendly, beautiful school that enables and encourages personal, spiritual, and educational growth.

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

PLNU is a super friendly, beautiful school that enables and encourages personal, spiritual, and educational growth.

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

Make sure that you are sure of what YOU want and expect out of your college experience. Don't focus on what you think your parents want or society wants, because then you may not necessarily be happy. Do a lot of research on schools you are interested in, in order to see what the social and academic life is like on campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like a lot of rules. Someone who hates religion/spirituality. Someone who wants to play inside/video games.

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  • 2,995
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $33,500
  • Acceptance rate
  • 69%

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