Anonymous said: Two questions: What was your average GPA/SAT/ACT score when you applied? and What impact has Point Loma had on your spiritual life?
I think the average was…
GPA: 3.7, SAT: 1160 for math and reading, ACT: 26. These are a big deal but they’re not the only factors on getting accepted. If you do have high scores, you could qualify for guaranteed scholarships.
Point Loma has had a huge impact on my spiritual life. It’s a nurturing environment where your faith is really tested and can grow. There are multiple ministries on campus where you can get involved and can meet the most encouraging people ever. If you want a place to grow in your faith, Point Loma is a good shoe in! :)
Anonymous said: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the freshman girls dorms?
The freshman girl dorms offered to our year are Klassen, Hendricks, and Nease, New Nease. It sometimes changes year by year.
Klassen and Hendricks are basically the same lay out and are located on the south end of campus, by the track field. You have the best chance of getting an ocean view if you live here. Nease is on the north end of campus, typically closer to classes and the cafeteria, and is huge in comparison to Klassen and Hendricks. They just added the addition of New Nease, which has the most updated dorms that look like hotel rooms.
I can only speak for Klassen since I’ve lived here for a year. I love it! There are 3 floors with 6 wings (4 girl wings and 2 guy wings). There are two lounges, a kitchen, washing machine and drier area, and a small lawn in the front- perfect for tanning. It’s close location to the water is really convenient for surfing. I feel like Klassen provides a co-ed environment since the guys floor are sandwiched between girls, which has its pros and cons. It sometimes gets loud, but I made great friends with some of the girls in my hall and some of the guys in the hall below me. If it wasn’t for living in Klassen, I don’t think we would have ever met.
Either way wherever on campus, you are going to love where you live! Res life does a great job :)
Anonymous said: Have you ever been homesick? I'll be coming from the east coast if I go to Loma!
YES! The first semester is always the most difficult.It doesn’t matter if you’re a six-hour drive or a six-hour flight, everyone gets homesick at some point. When I left the midwest, I basically everything I knew behind. I had the best summer of my life and now I was going to leave my friends and my home church for a totally new adventure. I tried to keep myself occupied. I mean you don’t have parents telling you what to do so you get to be your own boss. You get to decide when to eat, who to hang out with, and what to do on your weekends. But then there are those nights, especially in the first couple of weeks, when you can really feel the distance. So thank God for Facebook, texting, and social networks. Honestly, the world feels so much smaller with them.
In the first couple of weeks, I kept in contact with people at home on a regular basis and so does mostly everyone else. But as time goes by, you make awesome friendships with people in your classes, hall, and major that it makes you forget about being home. Then when you come home from winter break, you’ll get this strange feeling of dejavu, and as soon as you know it second semester rolls around and you can’t wait to get back on campus.
My three tips for homesickness:
1). Find a community to get your mind of being homesick.
2). Limit yourself from talking to people at home, or else you’re limiting your time you can use for other people on campus.
3). PRAY! Like seriously. God was the one who was there when you were at home, and he will be with you at school, and he will be with you throughout your life. Pray for strength and lay your burdens onto him (Matthew 11:28). He wants to hear everything!