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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California

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Azusa Pacific University overview
Location Azusa, California
Online apu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Undenominational
Azusa Pacific University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a private, evangelical Christian university located in Azusa, California, approximately 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Established in 1899, the university maintains a suburban campus setting situated against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. APU offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, and is known for its School of Nursing and the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences. The campus architecture features a mix of modern and traditional styles with facilities that support academic and student life, including on-campus housing options for those who choose to live at the university. In terms of selectivity, Azusa Pacific University is considered moderately selective. While it does not have a high-profile athletic program, APU competes in the NCAA Division II as part of the Pacific West Conference, with their teams known as the Cougars.

In the most recent statistical year 3,438 prospective students applied, and 2,991 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 518 enrolled in the school.  4,837 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,332 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $41,650 plus fees of $680. Azusa Pacific University is ranked 268 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Azusa Pacific University is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Azusa Pacific University overview
SAT 980/1240
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.74

Applications Accepted

Azusa Pacific University overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Azusa Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$680
Room and Board $9,222
Budget for Other Expenses$3,142
Total One Year Cost$55,820

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Azusa Pacific University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Health Professions 21%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 14%
Communication 9%
Psychology 7%

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