University Fact Sheet

Azusa Pacific University

Founded 1899

Campus Locations

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated on 52 acres, East Campus houses administrative facilities, classrooms, residence halls, a library, student center, and gymnasium. The 53-acre West Campus is home to the schools of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, and Theology, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, the Barbara and Jack Lee Place of Prayer, and numerous classrooms and offices. Completed in 2009, the 72,000-square-foot, $54-million Segerstrom Science Center is also on West Campus, serving multiple disciplines and the community at large.

There are also six offsite regional campuses serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego, as well as many online programs.

Academic Year

  • Undergraduate: Two semesters—early September to mid-December, and mid-January to early May—plus three summer sessions.
  • Graduate: Two fall sessions—mid-September to mid-October, and mid-November to mid-December; two spring sessions—mid-January to mid-February, and mid-March to mid-April; plus two summer sessions.

Off-Campus Study Options

APU students have more than 40 national and international study opportunities, including High Sierra Semester, Los Angeles Term, South Africa Semester, Ecuador Semester, and study abroad programs.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

University Degrees and Programs

Degrees awarded (2014-15) 3,312
Doctoral degrees 85
Master's degrees 1,424
Bachelor's degrees 1,803

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2019)

Number Applied 6,084
Number Entering (first time, full time) 1,198
Average high school GPA 3.68
Average combined SAT score 1,065
Average SAT Math 534
National Average SAT Math 511
Average SAT Reading 536
National Average SAT Reading 495
Freshmen retention (fall 2014–15) 88%

Financial Aid (2014–15)

Federal $7,512,006
State $11,342,906
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $2,813,800
Institutional $55,302,986
Self Help
Student loans $27,763,542
Parent loans $14,116,694
Tuition waivers $2,122,947
Athletic awards $3,281,562
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of financial aid (2014-15) 93%


Total teaching faculty 1,181
Full-time 456
Part-time 44
Adjunct 681
Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Undergraduate ratio 13:1
Graduate ratio 10:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 64%


Budget (2014–15) $233,626,000
Endowment (2014–15) $60,728,807
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2015–16)* $34,174
* See for graduate and professional tuition costs.

Donation History

2014–15 University Fund $2,100,717
2014–15 Total Donations $10,212,802

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

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