Students Say

As a “God-centered Christian university” in Southern California, Azusa Pacific boasts “awesome” nursing and music programs, “small” class sizes, and a “friendly” campus atmosphere, not to mention the added benefit of year-round “California sun.” One student explains that, in addition to being accomplished in their fields, the faculty at APU are also “passionate about the students and [strive] to see us succeed in the classroom, in our faith in Christ, and in life.” When it comes to the workload, “APU is somewhat challenging, depending on your major.” However, students reassure us that “professors do their best to make the learning experience enjoyable and not stressful.”

Overview

Applicants
5,202
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 540
SAT Math
490 - 540
SAT Writing
490 - 530
ACT Composite
21 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

As a “God-centered Christian university” in Southern California, Azusa Pacific boasts “awesome” nursing and music programs, “small” class sizes, and a “friendly” campus atmosphere, not to mention the added benefit of year-round “California sun.” One student explains that, in addition to being accomplished in their fields, the faculty at APU are also “passionate about the students and [strive] to see us succeed in the classroom, in our faith in Christ, and in life.” When it comes to the workload, “APU is somewhat challenging, depending on your major.” However, students reassure us that “professors do their best to make the learning experience enjoyable and not stressful.” “The classes are challenging yet manageable,” says one. To ensure that students don’t get run under with course work, professors at Azusa “try to make themselves accessible even in matters that aren’t academic.” Likewise, administrators play an active role in the student community. A freshman tells us, “I don’t think there is any place else in the world where you can walk around campus on a Saturday, and see the president walking around in his shorts and baseball cap, and ask to take a picture with him.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
1,219
with Terminal Degree
313

626
Women
593
Men
294
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Nursing, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jon Wallace
President of APU

John Maxwell
Leadership Guru/Author

Raul Reis
Pastor of Calvery Chapel

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,787

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,107

Average Need-Based Loan
$4

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,612

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,616

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,516
Required Fees
$580
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,746

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,600
Transportation for Commuters
$1,134

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

There are many common threads throughout the APU student body, one being a shared Christian faith, another being a “typical Southern Californian” attitude. Most students come from middle-class families, and many “share similar worldviews, theologies, and religious convictions.” But don’t judge a book by its cover: “Although many students look quite similar, everyone has their own unique life story, and oftentimes the least-suspected person has the most incredible stories.” Students further insist that the open-minded community at Azusa tends to have a positive effect on their classmates. A sophomore explains, “Many of the students come from similar backgrounds and places in life, but all of them change once they get here. College helps people to grow and find themselves, and therefore, those typical students become quite atypical by the time they are ready to leave the APU bubble.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,160
Out of State
18%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

64% female
36% male
18% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Boasting new and spacious dormitories, residence life at Azusa is a blast---so much so that some students compare the experience to “living in a hotel with all your friends!” Get ready for some serious collegiate bonding as “Dorms are literally open door . . . families and freshmen spill onto Trinity Lawn where they remain talking or throwing the football or studying until 3:00, 4:00, or 5:00 A.M.” Thanks to an active arts community on campus, “the theater program here puts on around 10 shows a semester, and there are a few music performances both by individual students and performing groups a few times every week.” When they aren’t chilling on campus, “Students hang out at Starbucks” or “go to the movies, Disneyland, the beach, hiking, or to the mountains.” When it comes to partying, the school maintains a “very strict” policy when it comes “to parties involving alcohol or drugs,” and, as such, few students indulge. Even so, you can expect your share of silly antics at APU: “Some people party; others run around dressed up as ninja turtles completely sober.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
57%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
61

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
30
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Cougars)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Cougars)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Student Association)

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: USC

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
No

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
26

Average Number of PC's per Lab
300

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselors

Address
Office of Admissions
901 East Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702

Phone
6268123016

Email
admissions@apu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coffee Shops
Cougars' Den (Dining Facility)
An Athletic Facility
Darling Library
Cougar Dome

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Town Pasadena
Universal City Walk
Disneyland
The Beach
Magic Mountain

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, Taxis, Trains LAX, Ontario International Airport, Burbank Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel North on Citrus Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue, and enter the campus, turning right on University Avenue.

Local Accommodations
http://www.apu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/hotel/
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Key Stats

5,202
Applicants
6,160
Size
82%
Acceptance Rate
1030
SAT Scores

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