PLNU named one of America’s most beautiful schools

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The Daily Beast came up with various lists for the year and called the collection “2012’s Best Colleges For You.” The findings were turned into all sorts of collegiate indexes – lists like “25 Most Affordable Colleges,” “25 Least Rigorous Colleges,” and “25 Happiest Colleges.” The “most beautiful” list took all sorts of aesthetics (and… Read more »

PLNU Ranked by Washington Monthly

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PLNU was recently ranked No. 28 in the Washington Monthly‘s 2011 College Guide, in the category of master’s universities. Their rankings rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and service (encouraging students to give something… Read more »

Board announces renewed contract for President Brower

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On Nov. 28, 2011, the Point Loma Nazarene University Board of Trustees reported that the contract for Dr. Bob Brower, PLNU president, was renewed for the years 2012-2016, by an overwhelming vote of support.
During recent weeks an assessment and review of the president was conducted in preparation for the November 2011 board of trustees meeting…. Read more »

PLNU Named Best Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today announced PLNU in the top 100 of its annual best values in private institutions, naming the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability. PLNU ranked No. 67 out of all private universities. Read the full story or view the full list at

Highest-ever ranking in U.S. News & World Report

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We thought you’d like to know that U.S. News & World Report ranked PLNU 15th in the category Regional Universities – West in the 2012 Best Colleges guide. This is PLNU’s highest-ever ranking in Best Colleges, and it is representative of the university’s academic quality, strong graduation and retention rates, selectivity, and alumni giving rate,… Read more »

Interesting Roots

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PLNU has its own history, but the land on which we sit has some history of its own. The peninsula used to be home to the Theosophists (say that three times fast), a utopian community. Read a recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Check out a more complete campus history. In the meantime, check out… Read more »

PLNU Approved for NCAA Division II Membership Process

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced July 11 that Point Loma Nazarene University has been approved for Division II candidacy. The university had previously accepted an invitation to join the Pacific West Conference (PacWest), pending acceptance into the NCAA. “PLNU is pleased to be accepted into NCAA DII membership and we look forward to… Read more »