National University

National University is the flagship institution of the National University System and consists of five schools and one college, including the Schools of Business and Management; Education; Engineering, Technology and Media; Health and Human Services; Professional Studies; and the College of Letters and Sciences. With a full-time student body of approximately 29,600 students from 78 countries, National represents a true cross-section of international and American higher education.  International students study at the campus in San Diego or Los Angeles.  In addition to its WASC accreditation, the University is also accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and its English Language Program is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Student demographics

Total Enrollment 29,600
Undergraduate Enrollment 14,550
Graduate Enrollment 15,050
Gender Balance(% Female / % Male) 61% female; 39% male
Student to Faculty Ratio 9.4 (including part-time faculty)
Average Class Size 25
How many countries are represented on Campus? 78
Total International Enrollment 1022
Undergraduate International Enrollment 222
Graduate International Enrollment 490
Percentage of International Students   2%

ESL program and/or support services

ESL programs:

University Preparation Program (UPP)


English Communication Series (ECS)


  • Dedicated International Student Services Office
  • Career Center
  • Student Concierge Services
  • Writing and Math Center

Student Housing options

National University works with local Homestay Placement Agencies and can assist in locating apartment living.

Application deadlines

Rolling Admissions.

Admission requirements


Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0.


Four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance

1 academic year of Undergraduate Study in tuition fees: $13,203

1 academic year of Graduate Study in tuition fees: $15,066

Application Fee: $65.00

Student Activity Fee: $50.00

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