Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University

Ranked as one of the Nation's best by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Azusa Pacific University is an all-inclusive Christian University, committed to God First and known for excellence in higher education. It was founded in 1899. The main campus lies just 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley.

APU offers more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, 26 master's degree programs and 7 doctorate degree programs. It is home to a total student population of more than 8,100. Azusa Pacific University is made up of one college and six schools.

APU student-athletes compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). APU won the Directors' Cup four consecutive times from 2005 to 2008. Some well-known APU graduates include NFL player Doug Barnett, poker star Jean-Robert Bellande, and Olympic runner Davidson Ezinwa.

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Contacting Azusa Pacific

Azusa Pacific University
901 E Alosta
Azusa , CA 91702-7000
General Phone: (626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching855education, physical education teaching, ESL instruction
Liberal Arts444area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, Biblical languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science, sociology, social studies, ...
Business and Management387business, business management, accounting, international business, management information systems, marketing studies
Therapy and Counseling183psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine150registered nursing
Religion and Philosophy147philosophy, religion, bible studies, religious education, theology, ministry
Media143communication studies
Science50biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physical science courses
Art Studies35art studies
Family and Social Work26social work
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Azusa Pacific in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,28231
Master's degree1,17315
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship121
Doctor's degree - professional practice323

Azusa Pacific Student Body

In 2007-2008, Azusa Pacific had a total enrollment of 8,084 students (8,133 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 50%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 21%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Azusa Pacific Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 60 %

Azusa Pacific Room and Board (2007)

Azusa Pacific offers campus housing for 2,690 of its 8,133 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Azusa, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Azusa Pacific Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480590
SAT Math480590
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Azusa Pacific Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,440
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,440
Room and board $ 7,742
Room charge $ 4,520
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,222
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,970

Financial Aid:
Azusa Pacific participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 111700)

Azusa Pacific Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track202181

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year39$91,63728$94,920
Associate professorcalendar year38$77,62324$77,293
Assistant professorcalendar year20$66,67734$67,298
Instructorcalendar year2*9$64,673
No academic rankcalendar year10$75,8513$59,681
All faculty totalcalendar year109$80,19698$77,164

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$79,13613$71,047
Associate professoracademic year20$62,80714$61,156
Assistant professoracademic year14$57,23115$54,177
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year60$68,58243$61,487

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Azusa Pacific Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Golden State Athletic Conference
Basketball Golden State Athletic Conference
Baseball Golden State Athletic Conference
Track Golden State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports195271

Azusa Pacific Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Azusa Pacific Apart:

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Top 16%Azusa Pacific Dorm rooms per full-time student

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