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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?

5,075 Full-Time Undergraduates
$25,451 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 highest degree offered at Azusa Pacific is the doctor's degree.
  • 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

College Factual ranked Azusa Pacific as #449 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #43 out of 116 schools in California.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Azusa Pacific has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Azusa Pacific

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 143
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 190
Best Colleges for International Students 385
Best Colleges 449
Best Colleges for Diversity 540
Best Colleges for the Money 948

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?

$25,451 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Azusa Pacific is $25,451. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Azusa Pacific

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,786 $25,152 $25,701 $28,209 $34,381

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

5,075 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,671 undergraduate students at Azusa Pacific, with 5,075 being full-time and 596 being part-time.

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

There are also 4,255 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,075 full-time undergraduates at Azusa Pacific, 34% are male and 66% 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 462
Black or African American 243
Hispanic or Latino 1,620
White 2,062
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 539

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Azusa Pacific University awarded 3,388 undergraduate degrees and 2,732 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 32 3 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 15 0
Applied Mathematics 0 4 0 0
Area Studies 0 12 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 19 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 22 0
Business Administration & Management 0 123 39 0
Chemistry 0 6 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 3 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 69 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 30 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 32 0 0
Criminology 0 9 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 4 0
Educational Administration 0 0 21 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 29 18 0
General Biology 0 38 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 13 38 0
General Education 0 0 419 44
General Engineering 0 6 0 0
General English Literature 0 31 5 0
General Psychology 0 191 23 0
General Social Sciences 0 8 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 61 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 34 0 0
History 0 11 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 21 0
International Business 0 8 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 5 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 93 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0
Marketing 0 40 0 0
Mathematics 0 7 0 0
Music 0 34 16 0
Nursing 0 495 169 10
Other Health Professions 0 37 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 1 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 115 25
Other Social Sciences 0 0 63 0
Philosophy 0 1 0 0
Physics 0 6 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 15 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 48
Religious Education 0 25 6 3
Religious Studies 0 2 0 0
Romance Languages 0 7 0 0
Social Work 0 39 80 0
Sociology 0 29 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 60 69 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 28 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 5 52 0
Total 0 3,388 2,458 274

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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