San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University


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Recent Reviews

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

The student has the ultimate power in determining how good their college experience will be. It does not matter where one go...

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

The student has the ultimate power in determining how good their college experience will be. It does not matter where one goes to college if they do not care about their education and their future. All that parents can do is to help place a student in a school with the best possible resources and opportunities. The best education originates from a school that has small class sizes with professors that truly care about and have time for their students. My school may have some frustrating points of contention but I have had an amazing educational experience. My teachers actually cared about my progress and my future. They did their best to grow and ready me for the real world. I think it is extremely rare to find a school where students interact with professors in this way. They are not just a voice behind a lecturn. They are a resource to guide, a friend, a mentor, and ultimately your ticket to success. Ultimately I would recommend a school that has a respected academic reputation but that also has a small enough student body to allow for true participation in the educational journey.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who want to be surrounded by a strong Christian community that cares about this world and the environment. A person who wants an excellent education with plent of attention from teachers and staff. You get what you pay for.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The conservative streak that prevents acceptance and love to flourish. The rules which make us feel like children. The no dancing policy.

Melanie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in the nursing program are fun, intelligent and extremely caring as people.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in the nursing program are fun, intelligent and extremely caring as people.

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

To find the right college the most important thing is to really dig deep and figure out what you want from your college experience. If you want high academics, choose a school that is well known and proven in its academics. If you want to play sports, choose a school that offers a variety of sports with fantastic coaches. In order to make the most out of your college experience, make sure you try everything at least once. If you don't like it, you never have to do it again. No one will force you. You're on your own here! And if you do like it, you have probably found a great way to make friends and experience life in a different way. But if you don't try.. If you let something hold you back, you will probably regret it for a long time because you missed out on something that could have been once-in-a-lifetime and completely wonderful.

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

The low degree of free speech allowed on campus. It is a pri vate Christian school and everything said or done on campus must go through the administration and they have the ability to veto anything they don't want the other students on campus to see or hear. They are very agenda oriented.

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

The campus is great; the professors and other staff are willing to help you if you put in some effort, don't expect to skip a...

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

The campus is great; the professors and other staff are willing to help you if you put in some effort, don't expect to skip all, or even most of your classes and get A's; students are generally friendly.

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

When it comes to scenic campuses, such as Point Loma Nazarene University, do all of the paper work before visiting. Check out the fields of study, how much it costs, financial aid, everything that you can, because it is almost garunteed that when you visit, you will be hooked. If you have younger siblings, check out the paper work for them, too, because they will aslo be hooked. When in college, remember that just because mom and dad aren't here it doesn't mean that you can do all of the crazy stuff that you wanted to do without any consequences. You're an adult, which means that you are responsible for your actions. Do have fun and don't get too bogged down with studies, but don't forget them either. For more advice, check out the book "1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know," by Harry H. Harrison Jr. It's a good, quick read with lots of information in it. Don't forget to have fun!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

THe most frustrating thing about Point Loma is how many students complain about the rules here, even though they know what the rules are before they come here; if you're coming here, expect rules, and if you don't like rules, then don't come, there are lot's of other schools in San Diego.

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

Location is awesome, small, good business program, very religous.

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

Location is awesome, small, good business program, very religous.

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

First, go away to school. If you can, go somewhere you won't be tempted to spend significant time at home. This is essential to growing up. Second, understand the living situation you are getting involved in. Some places have co-ed dorms, some regularly hold events where drinking/sex are very normal, and some discourage that. Know what situation you want to be in. Finally, if you don't know what you want to major in, be sure the school you choose has some options you like. I know someone who went to engineering-geared schools and then decided he wanted to be a Literature major and had to switch schools.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Ultra-liberal or open partiers. No drinking.

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

Find a school that most closely matches your personality and has the program/major you are looking for. It is important to go...

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

Find a school that most closely matches your personality and has the program/major you are looking for. It is important to go to a school you know will enjoy and like then one you are not so sure about. It is a big decision and a place you will spend 4 years at so choose wisely. DO NOT let money be a deciding factor in choosing your school, there are student loans and you have an entire life to pay them off.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

It is a great school for anyone looking for a more personal education and reasonable class sizes. All classes are taught by professors and not graduate assistants like at state universities. It is worth the extra money to get a higher quality education.

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

Point Loma was the only Christian school I applied to. Most of the schools that attracted me were small, liberal arts orien...

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

Point Loma was the only Christian school I applied to. Most of the schools that attracted me were small, liberal arts oriented, and in California. Point Loma ended up being the perfect fit because they have diverse majors to choose from, a good financial aid package, and they were the perfect distance from home: far enough to be independent, close enough to go back when I wanted. Point Loma's location is unique as well. Right on the cliffs, in San Diego, there is every kind of pastime I'm interested in.

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

There are four factors that play a role both in choosing a college and making the most of your experience. First, Be Honest. Never just settle and be real about who you are so you can grow. Second, think about your past experiences, your expectations and your comfort levels. These influence your opinion of any new environment. Third, prioritize what you want. Trust me, I wish everyone could have it all. Rather than wishing, it?s best to start checking things off. Finally, see college as an experience, as your life, as well as an education. It?s four years, after all! While in college I lived as much as possible in the moment. Students are in a unique state of being. They are responsible for very little and answerable to very few. This legitimate self-absorbed opportunity is great because it?s a chance to really flesh out who you are, your individuality. In hindsight, I can say I wish I worked more, and borrowed less. But that would have produced an entirely different person than the one I am today. College is best when you realize your best in everything you do. That alone prepares you for anything.

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

Point Loma's greatest challenge is the lack of diversirty. I think this falls in the "worst" category because variation is a great education tool. Because most people at Point Loma had similar backgrounds and shared beliefs people got along wonderfully, but a "bubble"effect was created. When people leave Point Loma, they confront many issues for the first time and sometimes maintain narrow opinions as a defense mechanism for unfamiliarity. It would have been better for Point Loma to be more open to people exploring differences and offer space for safe, non-judgmental discussion and learning.

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

Point Loma is an academically strong Christian university that focus on community and fellowship among students and staff.

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

Point Loma is an academically strong Christian university that focus on community and fellowship among students and staff.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Point Loma is mostly known for its beautiful beach campus. Academically, it is known for its nursing and business programs.

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

In order to choose the right college, a students must first evaluate the goals and interest he or she might hold. Once a student discovers an interest in a particular field, it is recommeded to search for schools that might satisfy that interest. Visiting different school websites on the Internet is a great way to find out what the school can offer students. After choosing schools that accomidate a students particular needs and interest, it is very important for the student to physically visit the schools campus. Visiting the school will give students a first hand experience of campus life. It is recommeded to take a on campus tour guide in order to fully understand the schools community. Once you find the right college, it is important to get the best possible college experience. It is important to enter in college with a postive mindset. Overall, a postive and friendly mind will find more favor in the eyes of people. Having a postive outlook on life in college will bring comfort to students and allow them to see the postive side in life.

Jacob
Describe the students at your school.

Students in the nursing and business schools hold themselves to a high standard of excellence. Outside those departments, thi...

Describe the students at your school.

Students in the nursing and business schools hold themselves to a high standard of excellence. Outside those departments, things are much more relaxed.

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

You don't have all the answers. Let college be a learning experience, both socially and academically. Make sure to balance your work and play. By the time you graduate, you should have a much better idea of what you are and what you want to do with your life, so don't rush to make decisions in the first couple years that may limit your flexibility later in your academic experience.

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

The school is pretty conservative and the rules often get in the way of what are considered "normal" college activities.

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

find a school that offers the major that reflects what future career the student wants, and make sure there are several other...

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

find a school that offers the major that reflects what future career the student wants, and make sure there are several other good programs in case the student has a change of heart concerning their major. Live on campus in the dorms if possible for at least a year or two in order to make more friends and enjoy the college life. Go to a school with an environment that you are comfortable with. For instance, don't go to a school in Iowa if you live for the beach, or if you're a big city person don't go to a rural place.

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

It has no football team, so no saturday or friday night games.

What kind of person should attend this school?

probably should be christian, or at least similar religion because all students must attend chapel. It is paradise for a beach lover or surfer

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

Point Loma is a fun and friendly campus that encourages spiritual growth, and is focused on gaining knowledge of the world th...

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

Point Loma is a fun and friendly campus that encourages spiritual growth, and is focused on gaining knowledge of the world that God has created.

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

Choosing a college is one of the toughest decisions that you can make. I would suggest making a list of pros and cons of each school. When looking at colleges, automatically look to see if they offer the major that you are looking for. In your application, be true to who you are, don't be fake. Read and reread the essays, and spell check. The number one thing that I can say that helped me pick my college is praying. Pray that God will reveal what He wants you to do, and where He can use you the most. Good luck!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They are currently working to alleviate this problem, but parking can be very frustrating.

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