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 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.

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 Los Angeles Term, South Africa Semester, Ecuador Semester, and study away programs.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

University Degrees and Programs

Degrees awarded (2016-17) 2,821
Doctoral degrees 111
Master’s degrees 1,110
Bachelor’s degrees 1,600

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2021)

Number Applied 6,755
Number Entering (first time, full time) 1,099
Average high school GPA 3.74
Average combined SAT score 1145
Average SAT Math 559
National Average SAT Math 527
Average SAT Reading 548
National Average SAT Reading 533
Freshmen retention (fall 2015-16) 83%

Financial Aid (2016-17)

Federal $8,845,650
State $11,167,421
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $5,252,328
Institutional $67,224,579
Self Help
Student loans $35,327,792
Parent loans $14,985,351
Tuition waivers $4,318,108
Athletic awards $5,322,964
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of:
Financial aid 96%
Institutional financial aid 90%
Need-based financial aid 72%


Total teaching faculty 1,511
Full-time 485
Part-time 25
Adjunct 1,001
Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1
Undergraduate ratio 13:1
Graduate ratio 10:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 58%


Budget (2016-17) $236,087,000
Endowment (2016-17) $81,435,221
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2017-18)[1] $36,926

Donation History

2016-17 University Fund $1,966,608
2016-17 Total Donations $8,404,352

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

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