International Enrollment Services

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.

Azusa Pacific University is located in the Azusa, a city with a small-town atmosphere in the heart of sunny Southern California, just east of Around Los Angeles. Within a 45-minute drive are famous cultural centers for music, theater, as well as numerous beaches, mountain resorts, state parks, sports arena, Disneyla nd, Universal Studios, and Hollywood. The campus is within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, stories, banks, churches, and more. Plus, the convenience of the nearby APU/Citrus College Metro Gold Line Station allows students to commute to and from Pasadena and L.A. easily and affordably.

Learn more about our Azusa Campus.

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 is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business and Management and Music, and houses administrative facilities, classrooms, residence halls, a library, student center, and gymnasium. The 53-acre West Campus is home to Azusa Pacific Seminary, the Honors College, the schools of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, Theology, and Visual and Performing Arts, 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. 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 seven offsite regional locations serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego, as well as many online programs.

Off-Campus Study Options

APU students have many national and international study opportunities, including Sacramento Semester and Ecuador Semester. Learn more about our study away programs.

Climate

Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

University Degrees and Programs
Degrees awarded (2019-20) 3,024
Doctoral degrees 132
Master’s degrees 1,198
Bachelor’s degrees 1,694
Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2024)
Number Applied 5,446
Number Entering (first time, full time) 624
Average high school GPA 3.75
Average combined SAT score 1161
Average SAT Math 579
Average SAT Reading and Writing 582
Freshmen retention (fall 2019-20) 75.9%

Financial Aid (2019-20)

Scholarships/grants
Federal (with military) $14,561,708
Federal (without military) $10,883,660
Military (GI Bill and ROTC) $3,678,048
State $10,322,988
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $2,050,119
Institutional $77,220,414
Institutional (excluding waivers and athletic awards) $68,316,764
Self Help
Student loans $31,253,113
Parent loans $17,266,156
Tuition waivers $3,283,729
Athletic awards $5,619,921
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of:
Grant or scholarship financial aid 94.7%
Institutional financial aid 83.3%
Need-based financial aid 63.9%
Finances
Budget (2019-20) $295,904,579
Endowment (2019-20) $76,922,937
Total Donations (2019-20) $16,404,502
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2020-21)1 $40,830

Faculty and Staff

Faculty
Total teaching faculty 978
Full-time 450
Part-time 26
Adjunct 502
Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 88%
Staff
Total staff 935
Full time 828
Part time 107

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

For a PDF of this information, download the University Fact Sheet (PDF), or to request a printed copy, email stratcomm@apu.edu.

Footnotes

  1. Visit Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services for graduate and professional tuition costs.

Financial Aid