Along the Pacific coast in San Diego sits Point Loma Nazarene University, a private 4-year school. The campus is set on 90 acres of picturesque landscape and is consistently ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Founded in 1902 as Pacific Bible College and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, the name has been changed/updated several time over the course of its history (Deets Pacific Bible College (1906-1910), Nazarene University (1910-1917), Pasadena University (1917-1949), Pasadena College (1949-1973), Point Loma College: An Institution of the Church of the Nazarene (1973-1983), Point Loma Nazarene College (1983-1998)). Placed on the peninsula across from San Diego, the school enjoys a suburban feel while being close to the city. Notable alumni incude James Dobson and World Vision & Samaritan’s Purse founder Robert Pierce.