APU by the Numbers

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 South Africa Semester, Ecuador Semester, and study away programs.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

University Degrees and Programs

Degrees awarded (2017-18) 2,914
Doctoral degrees 118
Master’s degrees 1,194
Bachelor’s degrees 1,602

Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2022)

Number Applied 6,892
Number Entering (first time, full time) 1,107
Average high school GPA 3.67
Average combined SAT score 1117
Average SAT Math 556
National Average SAT Math 531
Average SAT Reading 494
National Average SAT Reading 563
Freshmen retention (fall 2017-18) 81%

Financial Aid (2017-18)

Federal $8,470,497
State $10,861,359
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $5,353,859
Institutional $70,200,417
Self Help
Student loans $29,154,955
Parent loans $14,293,314
Tuition waivers $4,174,906
Athletic awards $5,641,599
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of:
Financial aid 90%
Institutional financial aid 88%
Need-based financial aid 66%


Total teaching faculty 1,235
Full-time 498
Part-time 22
Adjunct 715
Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Undergraduate ratio 13:1
Graduate ratio 10:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 68%


Budget (2017-18) $237,185,000
Endowment (2017-18) $94,000,000
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2019-20)1 $39,640

Donation History

2017-18 Total Donations $9,250,421

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

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


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