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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 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 six 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.

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Freshmen Admission Profile
(Class of 2016)

Number applied 8,231
Number entering (first time, full time) 1,247
Average high school GPA 3.61
Average combined SAT score 1,093
National SAT average score (2011) 1,020
Freshmen retention (fall 2011–12) 83%

Financial Aid (2011–12)

Federal $6,933,429
State $9,824,711
Other external scholarships/grants administered
by college
Institutional $45,048,128
Self Help
Student loans $44,230,029
Parent loans $14,423,891
Tuition waivers $2,393,856
Athletic awards $3,338,197
Percent of undergraduate students
receiving any form of financial aid


Total instructional faculty 1,220
Full-time 407
Part-time 40
Adjunct 773
Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time faculty) 80%


Budget (2011–12) $204,775,051
Endowment (2011–12) $50,788,068
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2012–13) $30,236


Donation History
Year University Fund Total Donations
2011–12 $1,766,966 $9,816,547

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