Azusa Pacific University

Founded 1899

Campus Locations

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated on 52 acres, East Campus houses administrative facilities, classrooms, residence halls, a library, student center, and gymnasium. The 53-acre West Campus is home to the schools of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, and Theology, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, the Barbara and Jack Lee Place of Prayer, and numerous classrooms and offices. Completed in 2009, the 72,000-square-foot, $54-million Segerstrom Science Center is also on West Campus, serving multiple disciplines and the community at large.

There are also six offsite regional campuses serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego, as well as many online programs.

Academic Year

  • Undergraduate: Two semesters—early September to mid-December, and mid-January to early May—plus two summer sessions.
  • Graduate: Two fall sessions—mid-September to mid-October, and mid-November to mid-December; two spring sessions—mid-January to mid-February, and mid-March to mid-April; plus two summer sessions.

Off-Campus Study Options

APU students have more than 40 national and international study opportunities, including High Sierra Semester, Los Angeles Term, South Africa Semester, Ecuador Semester, and study abroad programs.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2018)

Number Applied 5,202
Number Entering (first time, full time) 1,039
Average high school GPA 3.64
Average combined SAT score 1,092
National SAT average score (2011) 1,020
Freshmen retention (fall 2013–14) 85%

Financial Aid (2013–14)

Federal $8,201,055
State $9,565,170
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $1,286,324
Institutional $53,669,009
Self Help
Student loans $27,561,741
Parent loans $12,506,827
Tuition waivers $3,035,061
Athletic awards $3,140,708
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of financial aid 89%


Total teaching faculty 1,219
Full-time 447
Part-time 39
Adjunct 733
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
Undergraduate ratio 16:1
Graduate ratio 9:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 67%


Budget (2013–14) $232,439,000
Endowment (2013–14) $58,943,568
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2014–15)* $32,516
* See apu.edu for graduate and professional tuition costs. 

Donation History

2013–14 University Fund $2,000,141
2013–14 Total Donations $8,323,367

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

For a PDF of this information, download the University Fact Sheet (PDF), or to request a printed copy, email universityrelations@apu.edu.