Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta, Azusa, CA

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APU, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Azusa, CA, the school resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The Nondenominational Christian affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled yearly at APU.

Areas of study offered at Azusa Pacific University include but are not limited to:

  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by the admissions office. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score in a range of 990 - 1200 on the SAT, or 21 - 27 for the ACT is common among admitted students. APU has an acceptance rate of about 51% of which only 31% chose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $33,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students and costs around $5,500 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

The Azusa Pacific University "Cougars" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Azusa Pacific University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Azusa Pacific University is around 10,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 12% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $38,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$18,181
Receiving Student Loans65%$7,821

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Azusa Pacific University may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Azusa Pacific University is approximately 65%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years47%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Azusa Pacific University

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program (more info)

Campus: Haggard Graduate School of Theology Los Angeles Regional Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2007)

Campus: Haggard Graduate School of Theology Orange County Regional Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2007)

Campus: Haggard Graduate School of Theology San Diego Regional Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 1997)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Azusa Pacific University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pacific West Conference)
  • Football (Great Northeast Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Other Sports

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Azusa Pacific University for official up-to-date information.

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