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National University Overview

National University is a private not-for-profit institution located in San Diego, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is National University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
55% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at National University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at National University.
  • In <nil>, 9% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from National University with a bachelor's degree make about $66,998 a year. That's 64% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is National University?


Contact details for National University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9388 Lightwave Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 800-628-8648

How Do I Get Into National University?

You can apply to National University online at:

Admission Requirements for National University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Considered but not required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into National University?

55% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
As long as you submit the requested materials to National University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Can I Afford National University?

1.1% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at National University is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

National University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,932 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,648 undergraduate students at National University, with 2,932 being full-time and 4,716 being part-time.


There are also 9,487 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,932 full-time undergraduates at National University, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of National University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 217
Black or African American 277
Hispanic or Latino 897
White 1,001
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 532

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at National University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at National University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Germany, and Thailand.

Online Learning at National University

11,960 Took All Classes Online
13,705 Took At Least One Class Online
-19.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 147 bachelor’s degree and 150 master’s degree programs available online at National University. In 2020-2021, 13,705 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at National University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of National University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at National University was -19.3%. This is the #2,053 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at National University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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