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Point Loma Nazarene University

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3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Telephone: 619-849-2200

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PLNU is a Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, CA.

At PLNU, you’ll partake in an academic environment shaped by excellence and rooted in a Christian understanding of the world.

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.

Our Mission

Point Loma Nazarene University exists to provide higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith. Being of Wesleyan heritage, we strive to be a learning community where truth is pursued, grace is foundational, and holiness is a way of life.

Our Vision

Discovering Vocation, Expanding Horizons, Deepening Faith, Transforming Communities

Strategic Priorities

Rooted in our mission, vision, and university values, our strategic priorities build upon our successes to ensure the future quality and relevance of a PLNU education for all whom we serve. The rapidly changing context of higher education and the demands of an increasingly complex world require our planning and action to take a proactive approach to our future. While a strategic plan is not intended to describe all PLNU must do in its pursuit of mission and vision, it is intended to identify priorities that point us toward the institutional quality and vitality that will be necessary to effectively serve our students and communities. These priorities are the result of broad input from across the university, which also incorporated environmental scanning data to help provide the future context of our work. 

Preparing students as effective leaders in a rapidly changing world is not a new calling for PLNU; it is the foundation of our history and work. For generations, PLNU has developed students deep in faith and life skills who were academically well prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of their day. The core needs for the future are similar, but the pace of change and the uncertainties of this age require a new educational agility, with increased student access points, creative learning modalities, and relevant learning outcomes if graduates are to effectively respond to the demands of their day.

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