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 centers 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, study abroad programs, South Africa Semester, and Azusa Oxford Semester.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2017)

Number Applied 5,105
Number Entering (first time, full time) 1,217
Average high school GPA 3.64
Average combined SAT score 1,091
National SAT average score (2011) 1,020
Freshmen retention (fall 2012–13) 82%

Financial Aid (2012–13)

Federal $7,567,945
State $9,630,010
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $409,355
Institutional $48,600,846
Self Help
Student loans $28,031,605
Parent loans $12,083,972
Tuition waivers $3,010,318
Athletic awards $3,276,515
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of financial aid 90%


Total teaching faculty 1,004
Full-time 433
Part-time 45
Adjunct 526
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
Undergraduate ratio 16:1
Graduate ratio 11:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 66%


Budget (2012–13) $220,207,974
Endowment (2012–13) $52,657,083
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2013–14)* $31,416
* See apu.edu for graduate and professional tuition costs. 

Donation History

2012–13 University Fund $2,060,781
Total Donations $8,670,343

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.