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Azusa, California

Azusa Pacific University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Azusa Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.1%
Admission Difficulty for Azusa Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Azusa Pacific University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,374 out of 8,939 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 45 percent. Azusa Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Azusa Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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

Azusa Pacific University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >72%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 60%-72%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 47%-60%
960 to 1070 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 960 Low <34%
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Azusa Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Azusa Pacific University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >72%
24 to 27 Avg + 60%-72%
21 to 24 Avg - 47%-60%
18 to 21 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 18 Low <34%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 #21 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 60% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Azusa Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Azusa Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,682 3,257 8,939
Accepted 3,606 1,768 5,374
Acceptance Rate 63% 54% 60%
Enrolled 725 373 1,098
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
252

Applicants have 252 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Azusa Pacific University before the Jun 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Azusa Pacific University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Azusa Pacific University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.