Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University is a privately owned Evangelical Christian university. Located near Los Angeles, the central school and the Graduate School of Theology subscribe to the Western Arminian Doctoral Theology. Azusa Pacific was established in 1899 and offers more than 100 programs in: bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.



Azusa Pacific University has a population of 10,020 students. The academic staff totals approximately 1,206. These figures give an impressive faculty: student ratio of 1:12. Classes are small and intimate, with more than 60% of classes having less than 20 students. Students have easy access to faculty, resulting in a highly motivated student body. Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the University Commission and enjoys 13 professional accreditations. Among them are:

  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Council of Social Work Education

Location of Azusa Pacific University: Azusa (including 6 other campuses)

Azusa Pacific University offers their students various modes of learning, to best fit their needs. Students can learn on campus, take online courses, or study at the regional location most convenient to them. Azusa Pacific University has seven regions, spread across Southern California:

  • Azusa
  • High Desert Regional Center
  • Inland Empire Regional Center
  • Los Angeles
  • Murrieta Regional Center
  • Orange County Regional Center
  • San Diego Regional Center

Even though the various campuses host different programs, the services are consistent. Each campus is designed for working professionals and exudes an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

Academics at Azusa Pacific

The university is comprised of three colleges and seven schools. The schools include:

  • Honors College
  • College of Music and the Arts
  • Leung School of Accounting
  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Theology
  • School of Nursing

California College Bound participants interested in research should consider Azusa Pacific University, who boasts eight research centers, including:

  • Center for Academic Service
  • Center for Research on Ethics and Values
  • Center for Research in Science
  • Center for Vocational Ministry

Azusa Pacific University is more than an educational institution. It is a great community of students and
faculty: a family. The familial spirit is further cemented through academic clubs. Through these organizations, students enrich their social lives, network with their peers and faculty, and learn more about their fields of choice. Altogether, Azusa
Pacific University has 11 organized clubs. Some of the clubs are:

  • APU Real Estate Club
  • APU Robotics
  • Chemistry Club
  • Criminal Justice Association

Azusa Pacific College Rankings

Azusa Pacific University academic achievements are unrivaled.

  • During the 2016 and 2017 academic year, three students and one faculty member were named Fulbright Scholars. In total, 12 faculty members and 35 students have received the honors of Fulbright Scholars, since 2003.
  • Azusa Pacific University is ranked 183rd, in the list of Best National universities.

Tuition at AzusaPacific

The tuition at Azusa Pacific University costs $32,256. Fortunately, Azusa Pacific University offers incredible scholarships to their students. 97% of the student body receives grants or scholarships. In recent years, Azusa Pacific University has secured 1.3 million dollars, in grants from the US Department of Education. These grants assist low-income students in pursuing higher education. The university also offers opportunities for micro scholarships. Micro scholarships have a financial
benefit for recipients, as well motivate students to be better individuals and to do better academically. You can get micro scholarships if you:

  • Attend a summer program
  • Do community service
  • Have perfect attendance for a year
  • Play a sport.

Alumni of Azusa Pacific

Some great people have walked in the corridors and sat in the classrooms of Azusa Pacific University. California College Bound participants who join Azusa Pacific University, will be part of a legacy, including:

  • Julie Ertel- a 2000 Olympic gold medalist (water polo)
  • Marcie Dodd – an accomplished actress
  • James “The Sandman” Irvin- an MMA fighter.

Azusa Pacific University at a Glance

  • Location: Azusa (with 6 other campus locations)
  • Private Evangelical Christian University
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees
  • Student enrollment: 10,020
  • Annual tuition: $32,256
  • 12 faculty member and 35 students awarded Fulbright Scholar Awards
  • For more information, visit: www.fresno.edu

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