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 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.
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Azusa Pacific University
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 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.
Off-Campus Study Options
Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.
University Degrees and Programs
|Degrees awarded (2015-16)||3,336|
Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2020)
|Number Entering (first time, full time)||1,132|
|Average high school GPA||3.70|
|Average combined SAT score||1051|
|Average SAT Math||522|
|National Average SAT Math||511|
|Average SAT Reading||529|
|National Average SAT Reading||495|
|Freshmen retention (fall 2015–16)||86%|
Financial Aid (2015–16)
|Other external scholarships/grants administered by college||$5,163,752|
|Institutional financial aid||90%|
|Need-based financial aid||74%|
|Total teaching faculty||1,206|
|Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty)||61%|
|Full-time undergraduate tuition (2016–17)*||$35,540|
* See apu.edu for graduate and professional tuition costs.
|2015–16 University Fund||$2,398,367|
|2015–16 Total Donations||$10,293,825|
University Fact Sheet