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Azusa Pacific University Admission Requirements

Azusa, California

Chances of getting into Azusa Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.5%
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 69% acceptance rate ranking it #70 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,736 out of 9,832 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 50 percent. Azusa Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% 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
1020-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Azusa Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >79%
1130 to 1240 Avg + 69%-79%
1020 to 1130 Avg - 57%-69%
910 to 1020 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 910 Low <44%
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Azusa Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Azusa Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
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 #32 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 34 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 >79%
24 to 27 Avg + 69%-79%
21 to 24 Avg - 57%-69%
18 to 21 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 18 Low <44%
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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 #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 69% 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

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 6,411 3,421 9,832
Accepted 4,557 2,179 6,736
Acceptance Rate 71% 64% 69%
Enrolled 729 385 1,114
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

69% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1240. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.