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Chances of getting into Azusa Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.5%
Admission Difficulty for Azusa Pacific University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Azusa Pacific University and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #59 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,528 out of 8,192 applicants were admitted making Azusa Pacific University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Azusa Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Azusa Pacific University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 86% of students submit SAT scores and 34% submit ACT scores.

Azusa Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Azusa Pacific University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >78%
1145 to 1260 Avg + 67%-78%
1030 to 1145 Avg - 54%-67%
915 to 1030 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 915 Low <41%
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Azusa Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Azusa Pacific University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Azusa Pacific University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 67%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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Azusa Pacific University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Azusa Pacific University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Azusa Pacific University was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Azusa Pacific University accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Azusa Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

62% of Azusa Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Azusa Pacific University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Azusa Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,334 2,856 8,192
Accepted 3,710 1,818 5,528
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 67%
Enrolled 451 241 692
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Azusa Pacific University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Azusa Pacific University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Azusa Pacific University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Azusa Pacific University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 1030 and 1260. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 20 and 26. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.