National University 1

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11255 N. Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (800) 628-8648
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National University is a private institution that was founded in 1971. It has an urban setting. Its tuition and fees are $11,796 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. Using its core values of quality, access, relevance, accelerated pace, affordability and community, National University continues to focus on making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of nontraditional students. Founded in 1971, National University is comprised of five schools : Business and Management; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Media and Communications ; and the College of Letters and Sciences. National offers approximately 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and 16 teacher credential programs at 28 campuses across California. A leader in online learning, National offers 35 online degree programs and more than 300 courses via the Internet. The National University Library System also offers one of higher education's largest collections of electronic books and journals. For more information, visit

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School type private
Year founded 1971
Religious affiliation N/A
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Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to National University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at National University is $60.

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Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The most popular majors at National University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Early Childhood Education and Teaching; and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 17%
Business Administration and Management, General 11%
Psychology, General 11%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 8%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 7%

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Student Life

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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

National University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. National University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at National University, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at National University.

Students who have cars on campus 100%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At National University, 59.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,739.

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Tuition and fees $11,796 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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