Academics

Academic Highlights

PLNU considers our strong academic reputation as stewardship: 

Rankings reflect the reality of how much we pursue academic excellence. Our students and professors experience more than ranking numbers, though. PLNU has created a learning community passionate about applying learning to the most important questions people ask.


Faculty in PLNU's school of arts and humanities are prolific creators, researchers, and presenters of scholarship. The A+H Scholarship Reports (PDF download) highlights many accomplishments.

download a pdf copy of the Arts and Humanities Scholarship report

PLNU's reputation in the sciences is reflected in our alumni's successes. Our graduates pursuing medical school have a 90% acceptance rate. Alumni pursuing graduate research degrees have a 95% acceptance rate. PLNU's state-of-the-art new science building, Latter and Sader Halls, reflects our commitment to excellence and our perspective that science displays the glories of God.

PLNU Accreditation

Over a three-year period (2004-2007) Point Loma Nazarene University participated in the process of applying for the reaffirmation of accreditation under the protocols established by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Learn more about PLNU's accreditation.

Dean's List

PLNU students diligently pursue academic excellence.
To download PDFs of lists, click Dean's List.