National University

country rank  513
world rank  1597

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University Overview

Founded in 1971, National University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of La Jolla (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, National University (NU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1971
Motto The University of Values
Colours Blue and gray

University Location

Address 11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla (population range: 10,000-49,999)
92037-1011 California
United States
T +1 (800) 628 8648
F +1 (858) 541 7995

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection None
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla 92037
+1 (858) 628 8648
800 628 8648

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Other
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to National University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)


  • National University System (NUS)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018