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Inside APU

At Azusa Pacific University, you’ll find a transformational education experience. We’re a community of men and women passionate about what we do, and about being a light to the world around us. Inside or outside the classroom, students apply their hearts, souls, and minds, pursuing excellence—and Christ—in all they do. They graduate ready to impact the world for Christ, in classrooms, communities, hospitals, boardrooms, churches, and beyond.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to God First and excellence in higher education. Offering 50 majors, 40 master’s degrees, 17 certificates, 11 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 2 associate’s degrees to a total student population of 10,755 on campus, online, and at six regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and by The Princeton Review as one of the Best in the West.

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Freshmen Admission Profile
(Class of 2017)

Number applied 5,105
Number entering (first time, full time) 1,225
Average high school GPA 3.64
Average combined SAT score 1,100
Average ACT composite score 25
Freshmen retention (fall 2012–13) 82%

Financial Aid (2013–14)

Federal $7,567,945
State $9,630,010
Institutional $40,717,891
Self Help
Student loans $24,291,535
Parent loans $6,922,393
Tuition waivers $2,099,819
Athletic awards $2,232,635
Percent of undergraduate students
receiving any form of financial aid


Total instructional faculty 1,004
Full-time 433
Part-time 571
Student-to-faculty ratio 16:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time faculty) 66%


Budget (2012–13) $220,207,974
Endowment (2012–13) $52,657,083
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2013–14) $31,416


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

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