Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Founded as the first west coast Bible college, Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian institution in southern California based on the Wesleyan holiness tradition. APU is home to 10 academic schools and colleges and the Azusa Pacific Seminary trains students for practical Christian ministry. All students are required to comply with APU’s Student Standards of Conduct policies forbidding alcohol consumption and protests or demonstrations. As a Christian institution, APU holds 220 chapel services each year including several international chapel meetings.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Undenominational
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019
Other June 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
43%
Submitting ACT
78%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1080
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,926
Total Number of Undergrads
5,671
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,183
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,300
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,300
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,000
Books and Supplies
$1792

Aid & Grants

0
100
30%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$36
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,795
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,840

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,865
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$233
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
54
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
68%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Azusa Pacific Cougars
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
Orange
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Azusa is a home away from home, with a friendly community and amazing professors who care about each student. There are two campuses, and students can travel between them by bike, skateboard, or trolley. It's hard to beat the beautiful Southern California weather all year long!
Student from Mission Viejo, CA
APU is a great place to grow in your faith, meet amazing people, and develop into the person you will be for the rest of your life. With guest speakers, they are able to open you up to seeing the world in a different perspective and be inspired to learn more about your faith. You will meet so many amazing people here, people who will support you and and you may even meet your future spouse.
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