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 51 majors, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 3 associate’s degrees with a total student population of 10,300 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 2018)

Number applied 5,202
Number entering (first time, full time) 1,039
Average high school GPA 3.64
Average combined SAT score 1,100
Average ACT composite score 25
Freshmen retention (fall 2013–14) 85%

Financial Aid (2014–15)

Federal $8,201,055
State $9,565,170
Institutional $53,669,009
Self Help
Student loans $23,888,051
Parent loans $7,611,320
Tuition waivers $2,112,661
Athletic awards $2,311,724
Percent of undergraduate students
receiving any form of financial aid


Total instructional faculty 1,219
Full-time 447
Part-time 39
Student-to-faculty ratio 16:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time faculty) 66%


Budget (2014–15) $232,439,000
Endowment (2014–15) $58,943,568
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2014–15) $32,516


Donation History
Year University Fund Total Donations
2013–14 $20,00,141 $8,323,367

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