Azusa Pacific University

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School Overview

Azusa Pacific University is an inter-denominational Christian university located in Azusa, CA. Students enroll at this university to study in a pleasant setting and learn from instructors who incorporate Christian theology into curriculum.

Azusa Pacific University is located in suburban Los Angeles. Students are in close proximity to downtown, the Angeles National Forest, and the Pacific Ocean.

The university offers secular and religious degree programs. Religious programs include bachelor’s programs in Christian Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Christian Leadership. Secular programs include bachelor’s programs in mathematics, biochemistry, film, nursing, liberal studies, and visual art. Azusa Pacific University offers graduate degree programs in business management, education, music, physical therapy, and theology.

General Information

Admission Office

901 East Alosta Avenue

Box 7000

Azusa, CA 91702-7000

(626) 812-3016

(800) 825-5278

Fax: (626) 812-3096



Contact: Dave Burke

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

901 East Alosta Avenue

Azusa, CA 91702-7000

(626) 969-3434

www.apu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,858

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,093

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,858

Graduate enrollment: 3,508

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45

Paper application fees may be waived for applicants with financial need.

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,130 $26,640 $27,750 $28,800 +3.78%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,518 $7,742 $8,314 $8,206 -1.30%
Other $2,936 $2,970 $3,042 $2,818 -7.36%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $36,970 $38,918 $40,744 $41,444 +1.72%
In-state Off Campus $26,516 $28,206 $29,388 $30,420 +3.51%
In-state with Family $26,516 $28,206 $29,388 $30,420 +3.51%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,630
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $9,630
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 955 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 921 84% $11,657,527 $12,657
• Federal grants 169 16% $861,641 $5,098
• Pell grants 169 16% $610,341 $3,611
• Other federal grants 153 14% $251,300 $1,642
State and local government grant or scholarships 190 17% $1,672,395 $8,802
Institutional scholarships or grants 909 83% $9,123,491 $10,037
Student loan financial aid 587 54% $4,475,471 $7,624
• Federal student loans 575 53% $3,334,075 $5,798
• Other student loans 79 7% $1,141,396 $14,448

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1184 1230 76 23
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 14 23
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 14 23
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/biological Sciences, General 17
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 254 124
Accounting 27
Business Administration and Management, General 183 92
Business/commerce, General 4 32
International Business/trade/commerce 8
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 5
Marketing, Other 27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 113
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 113
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Education 24 777 22
Education, General 748 22
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 24
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 29
English Language and Literature/letters 47
English Language and Literature, General 47
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 156 28 38
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 26
Physical Therapy/therapist 32
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 130 28 6
History 19
History, General 19
Human Services, General 29 25
Social Work 29 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 218
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 218
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Mathematics, General 11
Physical Sciences 2
Chemistry, General 2
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology 91 73 16
Psychology, General 91
Psychology, Other 73 16
Social Sciences 57 117
Political Science and Government, General 29
Social Sciences, General 6
Social Sciences, Other 117
Sociology 22
Theology and Religious Vocations 60 55
Bible/biblical Studies 22
Divinity/ministry 33
Religious Education 28 19
Theology/theological Studies 10 3
Visual and Performing Arts 58 31
Art/art Studies, General 22 9
Music, General 36 22
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Family Practice B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Bible Studies B
Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Azusa Pacific University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (626) 969-3434
Website: www.apu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.apu.edu/apply/
Address: 901 E Alosta, Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,095
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,429 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $38,880
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,536

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Azusa Pacific University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Azusa Pacific University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 3151
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1231
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 31
Theology and Religious Vocations 133
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 540233

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Azusa Pacific University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $38,880
Out-of-state $38,880
Books and supplies $1,918

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $17,362
Out-of-state $17,362

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 972 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 967 97% $22,536
Student loan aid 578 58% $7,587

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,076 90% $21,117
Federal student loans 3,084 54% $7,001

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Azusa Pacific University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Azusa Pacific University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,832 3,421 6,411
Percent admitted 100% 64% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 11% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Azusa Pacific University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 10,095
Undergraduate enrollment 5,657
Graduate enrollment 4,438

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Azusa Pacific University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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