Mark writes in his Gospel to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). This passage sums up the essence of APU’s education philosophy: developing disciples and scholars who impact the world for Christ. Student-scholars honor God through academic excellence, and then empty themselves out in service to the community, to those in physical and spiritual need down the street and around the world.
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 52 undergraduate majors, 28 master’s degrees, 14 certificates, 10 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs to a total student population of more than 10,000 on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges for eight years running and by The Princeton Review as one of the Best in the West.
Freshmen Admission Profile
(Class of 2016)
|Number entering (first time, full time)
|Average high school GPA
|Average combined SAT score
|National SAT average score (2011)
|Freshmen retention (fall 2011–12)
Financial Aid (2011–12)
|Other external scholarships/grants administered
|Percent of undergraduate students
receiving any form of financial aid
|Total instructional faculty
|Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time faculty)
|Full-time undergraduate tuition (2012–13)