Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University (APU) is dedicated to helping students grow as a whole person through involvement in rigorous academic programs, exciting social events, and ministry opportunities. APU welcomes students of all faiths to attend.
Students are prepared professionally through a strong liberal arts program and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. A low student-professor ratio allows excellent interaction. Modern library facilities also give students access to up-to-date research and information worldwide. In addition, students who wish to study English as a second language can apply to APU’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) which specializes in preparing international students for success in an American university.
Located at the base of the San Gabriel mountains in the city of Azusa, APU provides a secure small-town atmosphere where students live within walking distance of restaurants, entertainment venues, churches, shopping, and much more. Additionally, students are within a 40-minute drive of downtown Los Angeles and other exciting locations such as Hollywood, the Getty Art Museum, L.A. Music Center, baseball and basketball stadiums, amusement parks (e.g., Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm), the mountains, and numerous beaches.