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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, California, United States
We are committed to shaping students’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. This means our mission isn’t simply to prepare you for a career after you graduate — though that’s part of it — but to shape you into a thoughtful, service-minded, and engaged member of your community and world.

About

History

Bresee founded and became the first president of Pacific Bible College, which would become Pasadena College and later Point Loma Nazarene University. The women had envisioned a Bible college, but Bresee’s vision was for a liberal arts institution. He believed spiritual and academic learning went hand-in-hand.

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Services

Medical services

We are committed to making sure students at PLNU receive a safe, healthy, and overall meaningful experience. That’s why we offer several resources to ensure they are well taken care of, and thrive during their college experience.

  • The Wellness Center
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Care Group

Student Life

Campus life

  • PLNU is primarily a residential campus, meaning most of our students live on campus.  
  • Living in a residence hall can be a significant part of your time at PLNU. We see it as a challenging, rewarding way to live out our commitment to being a Christian community.    
  • Each of our residence halls has a resident director (RD), a full-time staff person who lives and works in the hall. We also have a committed team of student resident assistants (RAs) who live and work in the halls.

Sports facilities

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Martial Arts Club
  • Zumba

Student clubs

  • Alumni Association
  • Alumni Auxiliary
  • Business Alumni
  • Rugby Associates

Accreditation

PLNU is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission

San Diego, California, United States