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National University

3.9 out of 5 (20 ratings / 17 reviews) San Diego, California, United States
Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (18)
Social Sciences (10)
Law (7)
Humanities (6)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Medicine & Health (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Chigos. As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. A pioneer in the digital space, we’ve offered online classes for more than 20 years.


National University offers flexible online education degrees that are adapted to your program and your schedule. You can rise early to participate in online discussions, log on during your lunch hour, or respond to questions well into the night. The choice is up to you.

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Student services

  • National University provides a wide range of services and resources to assist you in attaining your educational goals.
  • Student Concierge Services is your one-stop center for all of your questions about National University. Student advocates are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight Pacific. Live phone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Library services

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Student Reviews

Calling all Global Citizens!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

National University’s unique online platform gave me the opportunity and flexibility to attend college while dealing with my health issues. National University’s online Global Studies program proved a perfect combination of international relations, environmental studies, culture, and art. Wonderful professors offered diverse and engaging lessons.

Education that works
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I need more knowledge from other people and professors

More experiences and skills
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Can be improved more more activity life of students

San Diego, California, United States

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