San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University


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Recent Reviews

Morgan
Describe the students at your school.

They are genuine people who want to succeed WITH you and be a part of your life inside and outside of the classroom.

Describe the students at your school.

They are genuine people who want to succeed WITH you and be a part of your life inside and outside of the classroom.

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

I would tell myself to soak up every minute with my family and friends at home. College is exciting, but it is not what you are expecting. It will be one of the biggest transitions in your life, but you can do it. Take classes seriously in high school because it will help you out in college. Do what makes you happy and spend your time doing the things you are passionate about; don't waste time doing other things. Time is precious, so enjoy each day as if it's your last. Don't plan your college experience according to money; there are scholarships avaliable and at the end of your life, it will be the memories that matter most, not the money you have saved. Spend a lot of time with your family because no matter what, they will be the ones who are there for you when you come home and at the end of each day. Don't worry about the future; worrying only takes away from the time you have, and as I said before, time is precious. Don't force yourself to grow up until you need to, because you will need to, eventually.

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

For many kids, college is used to get away from parents. In my case, my school is only 30 minutes away from my home. So thi...

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

For many kids, college is used to get away from parents. In my case, my school is only 30 minutes away from my home. So this distance provides enough "breathing room" between home and school, but also allows me to come home and visit and get a nice home cooked meal! Your college experience should be some of the best time of your life. It is a time of growth as well as independence. Depending on your interests and financial situation, pick a school that best fits you. Don?t let anyone tell you where you should go or where you belong. When you go to your school be sure to make the friends that you will have for the rest of your life. Making great friends is one of the most rewarding things in this life. On top of friends make sure studying is also a priority. But if all you do is study, obviously you will not make any friends. So a healthy balance must be made between the two. Create both time for friends and study, and your college experience will be the greatest time of your life!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is definately the location. It is right on Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. Because i am a surfer, I love this. Of course the academics are great but I really love the fact that my school is right on the Pacific ocean!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

My campus is very small and most of the buildings are old. The dorms are not very nice buildings and there is not much do do on weekends at all. on campus. I would say the most frusterating thing is the fact that the campus life is not very lively. There is not too many activities to attend other than the few sports games. The campus life could definately use some livening!

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

I would strongly advise them to visit the school first and to make sure the school offers subjects they are interested in. Al...

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

I would strongly advise them to visit the school first and to make sure the school offers subjects they are interested in. Also, the friendly faculty have made a huge differance on my time here. Therefore, when choosing a school pay close attention to how you are treated by faculty and staff, they can make or break it.

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

One of the worst things about this school is the price. It is extremely expensive and I sometimes feel that they could lower the costs if they implemented changes. They are so eager for students to live on campus so that they will recieve room-and board money, that often it is near impossible for students to be approved for off-campus housing.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think that this school is a wonderful community for any type of student. Diversity is strongly desired and friendships are easily made. Many students that attend Point Loma are very driven and strive for achievement. If one wants to find a beautiful school with friendly faculty that challenge and enourage students, Point Loma is a great place to go!

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

Take the time to visit the schools you are interested in and don't be affraid to apply to a lot of schools its a big decesion, so make sure to try and choose the one thats best for you.

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

A small Liberal Arts Christian University devoted to teaching, shaping, and sending students into the world.

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

A small Liberal Arts Christian University devoted to teaching, shaping, and sending students into the world.

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

If there was one thing I wish someone would have told me before I went into college, it would be this: Beforre you embark on this endeavor, one that will not only change the course of your life, but ultimately your perspective and framework with which you encounter the world, understand that this decision is yours to make. Do not make it for your parents, for your friends, for your mentor(s) or teacher(s), this is for you. Know what you want to pursue, and go after it. This is not something to take lightly, but incredibly seriously. In the end, when you find the world at your fingertips, do not squander the gift of education given to you, but use it for the betterment of yourself and others. And if you are paying for your college education with student loans, make damn sure you're education is worth twenty plus years of loan payments.

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

The open dorm policy, becuase it creates an unhealthy dynamic between males and females on campus.

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

A name of college may influence a student in making a decision. From my experience, a name will not make the college experie...

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

A name of college may influence a student in making a decision. From my experience, a name will not make the college experience good. The quality of programs available within the degree of interest is what makes the college a good place to attend. Also, find out what happens outside of school and ask yourself, "Will my child feel like he/she is trapped in a cage going to this school, or is there enough going on for them to feel free?" Pay attention to the friendliness and helpfulness of the other students and the professors. The main mistake I've seen is choosing a college soley based on the college's name.

What's unique about your campus?

The teachers have a great interest in the students' success. Many internships and research opportunities are also available. Small class size permits for better learning.

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

I brag about the prestige and quality of the professors. I also brag about how much they challenge me.

britta
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The abundance of on and off campus ministries, the location and beauty of the campus, the kindness and genuine nature of the ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The abundance of on and off campus ministries, the location and beauty of the campus, the kindness and genuine nature of the students and staff...

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

Find someplace where you feel comfortable the first moment you step on campus. Get to know a professor or faculty member right away and have them pour into you. Get involved in a couple different activites, but do it whole heartedly. Don't spend obscene amounts of money if you don't have to, but do value your college education as an investment. Cherish the time you do spend with family, but be your own person and put yourself in challenging, uncomfortable, crazy situations so that you can learn how to be you. Study hard and be diligent, but play hard and foster good and healthy relationships. Do think about the future, but don't agonize over the 'what ifs' or the 'now what' questions; simply embrace where you are and what you're learning and be proactive in pursuing your passions. Be real. Be healthy. Enjoy this amazing period of life, no matter where you find yourself!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The emphasis Point Loma puts on 'teach, shape, send' and sometimes an incongruence with those values...often I feel more restricted and limited than enabled by certain rules or practices.

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

Research a lot about what people at the college are like, and if problems arise, get rid of them as fast as possible. My room...

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

Research a lot about what people at the college are like, and if problems arise, get rid of them as fast as possible. My roommate first year and I had a lot of problems that we didn't get figured out, and I ended up moving to a different room. You'll want to talk with professers and such first, to make sure that you agree with a lot that goes on in class. And of course, have fun with it all!

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

The off-campus shuttle runs late sometimes, or not at all, which is dificult on freshman, because they aren't allowed cars their first year. It makes it dificult first year to really get around.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Conservative christians and liberals both go here, but its easier on a christian, because we have chapel three times a week here.

Camille
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Friendly, personal professors that care and invite their students to their homes, and small classroom sizes, sometimes even s...

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

Friendly, personal professors that care and invite their students to their homes, and small classroom sizes, sometimes even smaller than my high school class size.

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

Schools are about the students. You must find a college that fits you and your personality, your likes and dislikes. Find a college that has the classes you want, the class size you want, and the extra-curricular activities you are interested in. Get involved. Don?t be scared of trying new things, because that?s what college is all about. You will grow into the person you?ll be the rest of your life. You?ll meet the life long friends because when you go to college and live together, you will become family. That family is family for life. Yes starting something new is a scary thing to do, but if you pick the right one, the one that is most like you, it won?t be a scary thing any more because you?ll soon over time will become familiar with it. College, if you let it, will become like home, where you can meet life long friends, good professors, and a get a good education. Now the choice is yours, where will you grow?

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

Save money in High School to pay for my expenses in college, to pay back my parents, my car, food, school, and other things.

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

Choose your instinct. If you find that you don't fit into a college, your not stuck there. Most colleges will have a place fo...

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

Choose your instinct. If you find that you don't fit into a college, your not stuck there. Most colleges will have a place for you that transfering should be the last resort, but it is always an option. Try to be involved with activities and meet as many people as possible. Stay social and don't stress out over having to do too much school work. College is college. Relax about choosing the right one-- most likely the one that you choose is that college for you, and if not, just try again.

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

That is would be so cliquey. Girls are all a certain way and hang with girls that are just like them and no one else.

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

The location! My school is right on a cliff and everywhere you look is water. It is beautiful and always sunny!

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