Tool December 2017

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Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 70.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 61.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 32.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 36.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 5.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 37.00%
ACT score 24-29: 57.00%
ACT score 30-36: 16.00%
ACT score 24+: 73%
Students applied: 3,162
Students admitted: 2,195
Admission rate: 69%
Students per faculty: 15
4-year graduation rate: 62%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 86%
Full-time enrolled men: 935
Full-time enrolled women: 1,657
Part-time enrolled men: 140
Part-time enrolled women: 321
Total enrollment: 3,053

COSTS

Tuition: $34,000
Room and board: $10,150
Est. book expense: $1,854
Fees: $600
Total cost: $46,604
Cost after need-based aid: $29,279
Cost after non-need-based aid: $36,334
Average debt at graduation: $34,844

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 61%
Average need-based aid: $17,325
Average non-need-based aid: $10,270
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
480
Average aid package: $22,624
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,708
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 56%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
36%
% receiving student loans: 69%