Classifications and Recognitions
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation selected Azusa Pacific University as 1 of 119 institutions to receive its 2020 Community Engagement Classification. This prestigious distinction recognizes universities with a high level of commitment to community service and service-learning. APU first received this distinction in 2010. APU students complete more than 165,000 hours of service in the U.S. and abroad each year.
“As a premier Christ-centered university, APU continues to equip our students to dynamically serve and engage communities,” said Azusa Pacific University President Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT. “This honor recognizes our students’ significant impact locally and globally while affirming our commitment to loving God and loving our neighbor.”
Best Colleges Ranking: Service-Learning
U.S. News & World Report published numerical rankings in eight of the research-based high-impact educational practices utilized by universities and colleges that lead to student success. APU was ranked No. 23 in service-learning among universities nationwide. Each year, approximately 65 percent of APU students participate in more than 180 service-learning courses across 24 undergraduate departments.