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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Azusa Pacific is an above-average private, non-denominational university located in Azusa, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,259 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Azusa Pacific acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 70% of students, Azusa Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
About Azusa Pacific University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702
Website

Azusa Pacific University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,506/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,258/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,432/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,897/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,236/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.151 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.163 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,259Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Friendly
    64%
  • Super happy and willing to help all the time.
    12%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Intentional
    5%
  • Part fake, part real
    4%
  • Fake
    3%
  • Judgmental
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.184 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.257 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Christ centered
    23%
  • Community
    23%
  • In Christ
    17%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Expensive but worth it
    8%
  • Money first, Christ Second
    6%
  • Expensive, hipster, fake
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.106 responses
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My favorite part about APU is interacting with my professors. Of the ten professors I have had in my first year of college, I have found all of them to be passionate, dependable, and selfless.
Though some of them were not always clear on assignment deadlines, all of them displayed a great passion for helping my colleagues and me to succeed. I recall quite a few instances in which I saw some of my classmates lining up to ask our theology professor a question about whatever the current assignment was during that period of time.
I also remember a time when my statistics professor helped me with my community service team project. He met with me in his office and we discussed how to format the surveys for the project. If he had not assisted me with the surveys, I would not have been able to finish my project. Thank you, Mr. Szeto!
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As a small liberal arts college, Azusa Pacific University is like a hole-in-the-wall college that's a hidden gem. More specifically, the department of biology and chemistry is vastly experienced and well organized, though most others are not as well maintained. The facilities management is not always on par and some policies unnecessarily hinder your learning and social life. Cumulatively, however, I am very happy with my education and look forward to applying all I've learned in medical school next year!
I am excited to begin my journey with APU as a graduate student. From the time I have spent preparing for this next step, I have enjoyed the interactions with professors and my cohort. There is a beauty in this school that is trying their best to learn and be open to the world around them. The campus is beautiful but the city of Azusa is pretty scarce. There is not much to do around, and also as far as diversity there isn't too much diversity, but as a private Christian affiliated school that is pretty average. Overall, I know APU has a great reputation amongst other schools and I am a proud APU Cougar!