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Welcoming Students from Around the World

Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered university. In classrooms, residence halls, chapel, and discipleship groups, students discover their higher calling and witness His transformation. To uphold this distinction, APU employs faculty and staff who share the Christian faith while welcoming 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 with scholars committed to student achievement. Modern library facilities also give students access to up-to-date research and information worldwide. In addition, students for whom English is a second language work with APU’s Academic Success Center to find the appropriate English placement.

Azusa Pacific University is located in Azusa, a city with a small-town atmosphere in the heart of sunny Southern California, just east of Los Angeles. Within a 45-minute drive are famous cultural centers for music and theater, as well as numerous beaches, mountain resorts, state parks, sports venues, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood. The campus is within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, stores, 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.

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Heejae Jeong ’26: Living Up to His Name

The Korean word jeong connotes close connection with people in community, and Heejae Jeong ’26 strives to build those connections as he shares the joy of Christ.

Campus Locations

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 20 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, three 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 several offsite regional locations serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Monrovia, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego, as well as many online programs.

University Facts

View the University Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.

University Degrees and Programs

Degrees awarded (2022-23) 2,573
Doctoral degrees 169
Master’s degrees 1,148
Bachelor’s degrees 1,256

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2027)

Number Applied 3,438
Number Entering (first time, full time) 510
Average combined SAT score 1110
Average SAT Math 550
Average SAT Reading and Writing 560
Freshmen retention (fall 2022-23) 82%

Scholarships/grants

Federal (including military) $9,095,882
State $8,097,881
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $4,231,156
Institutional $64,524,310
Institutional (excluding waivers and athletic awards) $57,817,724

Self help

Student loans $22,292,084
Parent loans $10,180,462
Tuition waivers $2,451,398
Athletic awards $4,255,188

Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of:

Grant or scholarship financial aid 72%
Institutional financial aid 99%
Need-based financial aid 69%

Finances

Expenses (2022-23) $193,357,307
Endowment (2022-23) $90,358,715
Total Donations (2022-23) $9,908,954
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2023-24)1 $42,900

Faculty

Total teaching faculty 934
Full time 343
Adjunct 591
Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1

Staff

Total staff 603
Full time 552
Part time 51

Footnotes

  1. Visit the Graduate Tuition and Fees page to view graduate and professional undergraduate costs.

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