Azusa Pacific University Overview
Azusa Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Azusa, California. The suburban atmosphere of Azusa makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Azusa Pacific University Known For?
- Azusa Pacific has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- Students at Azusa Pacific have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Azusa Pacific.
- In 2017-2018, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Azusa Pacific bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,100 a year. That's about 25% more than their peers at other schools.
Azusa Pacific University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Azusa Pacific has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Azusa Pacific.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Azusa Pacific has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Azusa Pacific University?
Contact details for Azusa Pacific are given below.
|Address:||901 E Alosta, Azusa, CA 91702-7000|
How Do I Get Into Azusa Pacific?
You can apply to Azusa Pacific online at: https://www.apu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Azusa Pacific
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Azusa Pacific?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to Azusa Pacific submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford Azusa Pacific University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Azusa Pacific, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,587 a year. That adds up to $30,348 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Azusa Pacific is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Azusa Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,161 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,411 full-time undergraduates at Azusa Pacific, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Azusa Pacific University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||263|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,442|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Azusa Pacific University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 56 countries are represented at Azusa Pacific. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Online Learning at Azusa Pacific University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Azusa Pacific has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Azusa Pacific
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Azusa Pacific University was 45.4%. This is the #527 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Azusa Pacific regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Azusa Pacific majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||7%|
|Teaching English or French||60%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Azusa Pacific ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Azusa Pacific.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Social Sciences||#1|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#3|
|Teaching English or French||#8|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#17|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#18|
|Computer Information Systems||#20|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#41|
|Business Administration & Management||#132|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#169|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Azusa Pacific University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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