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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?

1,695 Undergraduate Awards
$37,821 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#180 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#337 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Azusa Pacific.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Other Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best General Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Azusa Pacific has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#9 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#33 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#41 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#58 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Azusa Pacific University?

Location of Azusa Pacific University

Contact details for Azusa Pacific are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 E Alosta, Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Phone: 626-969-3434
Website: www.apu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azusapacific
Twitter: https://twitter.com/azusapacific

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Azusa Pacific?

60% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Azusa Pacific is 60%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 480 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800
Azusa Pacific received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Azusa Pacific University?

$37,821 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Azusa Pacific is $37,821. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,411 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,136 undergraduate students at Azusa Pacific, with 4,411 being full-time and 725 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Azusa Pacific

There are also 4,161 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,411 full-time undergraduates at Azusa Pacific, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Azusa Pacific

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Azusa Pacific University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Azusa Pacific Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 427
Black or African American 263
Hispanic or Latino 1,442
White 1,653
International Students 161
Other Races/Ethnicities 465

Geographic Diversity

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

2,345 Took All Classes Online
3,666 Took At Least One Class Online
45.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Azusa Pacific. In 2017-2018, 3,666 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Azusa Pacific has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 24%
Educational Administration 91%
General Education 24%
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
Social Sciences #18
Visual & Performing Arts #18
Computer Information Systems #20
General Education #20
General Business/Commerce #23
Accounting #33
Computer & Information Sciences #41
Nursing #78
Education #97
Business Administration & Management #132
Health Professions #142
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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 495 23 169 10 697
General Education 0 0 162 419 44 625
General Psychology 0 191 0 23 0 214
Business Administration & Management 0 123 0 39 0 162
Other Psychology 0 0 0 115 25 140
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 60 0 69 0 129
Social Work 0 39 0 80 0 119
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 93 0 0 0 93
Teaching English or French 0 0 47 28 0 75
Communication & Media Studies 0 69 0 0 0 69
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 63 0 63
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 61 0 0 0 61
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 5 0 52 0 57
General Business/Commerce 0 13 0 38 0 51
Music 0 34 0 16 0 50
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 48 48
Fine & Studio Arts 0 29 0 18 0 47
Marketing 0 40 0 0 0 40
General Biology 0 38 0 0 0 38
Other Health Professions 0 37 0 0 0 37
General English Literature 0 31 0 5 0 36
Accounting 0 32 0 3 0 35
Educational Administration 0 0 6 21 7 34
Health & Physical Education 0 34 0 0 0 34
Religious Education 0 25 0 6 3 34
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 32 0 0 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 30 0 0 0 30
Sociology 0 29 0 0 0 29
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 0 0 25
Biotechnology 0 0 0 22 0 22
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 21 0 21
Biblical Studies 1 19 0 0 0 20
Public Relations & Advertising 0 15 0 0 0 15
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 15 0 15
Area Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
History 0 11 0 0 0 11
Criminology 0 9 0 0 0 9
International Business 0 8 0 0 0 8
General Social Sciences 0 8 0 0 0 8
Romance Languages 0 7 0 0 0 7
Mathematics 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Engineering 0 6 0 0 0 6
Chemistry 0 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 0 0 5
International Relations & National Security 0 5 0 0 0 5
Applied Mathematics 0 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 4 0 4
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 3 0 3
Religious Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
Student Counseling 0 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Physical Science 0 1 0 0 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1,694 244 1,229 137 3,305

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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