A place to thrive.

A combination of challenging academics, deep spirituality, and service-centered action. PLNU prepares students for living purpose-filled lives, integrating knowledge with beliefs, values, and actions. Here, whole-person development is not only important, but vital to making a difference in the world.

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Committed to pursuing truth.

Thinking critically, engaging issues with the mind and heart, and making meaningful decisions are outcomes of PLNU’s commitment to academic excellence. With engaged faculty, hands-on research opportunities, and strong curricula, students learn how to examine and explore life’s profound questions.

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Learning Event

Seminar by the Sea: Leadership & Ministry

Monday, May 16, 2016 (All day) - Friday, May 20, 2016 (All day)

Ranked Top 20

Among all universities in Regional Universities (West) - US News & World Report

Ranked at #53

By The Economist out of 1,275 colleges in their first ever university rankings


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A community where life is lived deeply.

A close-knit community. Opportunities for intellectual enrichment. Athletics, clubs, and diverse ministries. And don’t forget a beautiful campus overlooking a stretch of the Pacific. Campus life incorporates all of these things and more. Life at PLNU is rich and vibrant—there’s no place quite like it.

Curious what life on and off campus is like?

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Transformed for transformation.

Transformation is happening every day at PLNU. Students, faculty, and staff are being transformed, whether it’s through researching new antibodies and pursuing philosophical truths over lunch or serving children without families in Rwanda and starting businesses to serve their shared community.

The type of transformation that occurs at PLNU creates future leaders—service-minded individuals set on influencing the lives of those in their wider community. Those who experience PLNU embark with a sense of calling to transform the world.

Find out about the people, events, and ideas that shape PLNU.

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Upcoming Alumni Event

San Diego Alumni Area Event

Saturday, June 4, 4:30 - 9 p.m.
PLNU and Petco Park

Start Your Journey.

Whether you’re looking to begin your college career, explore graduate and professional opportunities, or complete a degree you’ve already started, take the next step in making life at PLNU a reality.

Looking to start a bachelor’s degree?

Undergraduate Programs

Upcoming Event

Weekday Visits and Sunset tours will return in September

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Building on top of your education or experience?

Graduate & Professional Programs

Upcoming Info Event

Graduate Info Event

Wednesday, June 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Wanting to finish a degree you started?

Adult Degree Completion Programs

Upcoming Info Event

Degree Completion Info Event

Monday, June 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m..