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Azusa Pacific University Admission Requirements

Azusa, California

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Your chances of getting into Azusa Pacific University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

87%
Admission Difficulty for Azusa Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Azusa Pacific University is 87%.  Its admission rate is the 75th lowest in California.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Azusa Pacific University and can you get accepted?

Azusa Pacific University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,991 out of the 3,438 who applied were admitted.

Azusa Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Azusa Pacific University?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Azusa Pacific University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.74 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1110 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT

Azusa Pacific University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.74

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Azusa Pacific University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Azusa Pacific University are to have around a 3.74 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Azusa Pacific University accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Azusa Pacific University is 3.74 on the 4.0 scale. 40% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #23 in California for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Azusa Pacific University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Azusa Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 39.68% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.92% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.36% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 8.96% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.96% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.88% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Azusa Pacific University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Azusa Pacific University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 10% of students submitted SAT scores and 2% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

980-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

10%
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Azusa Pacific University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Azusa Pacific University is 1110 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1240. Students who get into Azusa Pacific University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  Azusa Pacific University ranks #44 in the state of California for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1110 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Azusa Pacific University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Azusa Pacific University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1110 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1110, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >93%
1110 to 1240 Avg + 87%-93%
980 to 1110 Avg - 78%-87%
850 to 980 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 850 Low <65%
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Azusa Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

2%
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 30
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Azusa Pacific University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Azusa Pacific University is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #34 in California for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Azusa Pacific University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Azusa Pacific University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Azusa Pacific University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 87% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 28 ACT score.

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >93%
24 to 28 Avg + 87%-93%
21 to 24 Avg - 79%-87%
18 to 21 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 18 Low <69%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Azusa Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,230 1,198 3,438
Accepted 1,948 1,036 2,991
Acceptance Rate 87% 86% 87%
Enrolled 356 162 518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 16% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

48

Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Azusa Pacific University is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Azusa Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Azusa Pacific University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Azusa Pacific University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Azusa Pacific University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.74 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1110 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Azusa Pacific University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109785 IPEDS survey data for Azusa Pacific University.

FAQs

Does Azusa Pacific University prefer SAT or ACT?

10% of students submit their SAT scores to Azusa Pacific University. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Azusa Pacific University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Azusa Pacific University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Azusa Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1110. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Azusa Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.