Welcoming Students from Around the World

Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University (APU) is dedicated to helping students grow as a whole person through involvement in rigorous academic programs, exciting social events, and ministry opportunities. APU welcomes students of all faiths to attend.

Students are prepared professionally through a strong liberal arts program and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. A low student-professor ratio allows excellent interaction. Modern library facilities also give students access to up-to-date research and information worldwide. In addition, students for whom English is a second language work with APU’s Academic Success Center to find the appropriate English placement.

Azusa Pacific University is located in Azusa, a city with a small-town atmosphere in the heart of sunny Southern California, just east of Los Angeles. Within a 45-minute drive are famous cultural centers for music and theater, as well as numerous beaches, mountain resorts, state parks, sports arena, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood. The campus is within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, stores, banks, churches, and more. Plus, the convenience of the nearby APU/Citrus College Metro Gold Line Station allows students to commute to and from Pasadena and L.A. easily and affordably.

Learn more about our Azusa campus.

Azusa Pacific University

Founded 1899

Campus Locations

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated on 52 acres, East Campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business and Management and Music, and houses administrative facilities, classrooms, residence halls, a library, student center, and gymnasium. The 53-acre West Campus is home to Azusa Pacific Seminary, the Honors College, the schools of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, Theology, and Visual and Performing Arts, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, the Barbara and Jack Lee Place of Prayer, and numerous classrooms and offices. The 72,000-square-foot, $54-million Segerstrom Science Center is also on West Campus, serving multiple disciplines and the community at large.

There are also several offsite regional locations serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Monrovia, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego, as well as many online programs.


Moderate climate; mostly warm and dry throughout the year.

University Degrees and Programs
Degrees awarded (2021-22) 2,374
Doctoral degrees 117
Master’s degrees 1,001
Bachelor’s degrees 1,256
Freshmen Admission Profile (Class of 2026)
Number Applied 4,426
Number Entering (first time, full time) 590
Average high school GPA 3.69
Average combined SAT score 1103
Average SAT Math 523
Average SAT Reading and Writing 585
Freshmen retention (fall 2021-22) 77%

Undergraduate Financial Aid (2021-22)

Federal (including military) $9,956,436
State $8,058,881
Other external scholarships/grants administered by college $178,827
Institutional $63,779,733
Institutional (excluding waivers and athletic awards) $57,179,257
Self Help
Student loans $22,157,070
Parent loans $9,652,091
Tuition waivers $2,345,288
Athletic awards $4,255,188
Percent of undergraduate students receiving any form of:
Grant or scholarship financial aid 88.5%
Institutional financial aid 74.9%
Need-based financial aid 64.4%
Budget (2021-22) $201,329,017
Endowment (2021-22) $100,257,631
Total Donations (2021-22) $18,672,648
Full-time undergraduate tuition (2022-23)1 $42,900

Faculty and Staff

Total teaching faculty 947
Full time 353
Part time 12
Adjunct 582
Student-to-faculty ratio 13:1
Percent with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree (based on full-time teaching faculty) 83.43%
Total staff 628
Full time 551
Part time 77

Additional Information

University Fact Sheet

Download the University Fact Sheet

For a PDF of this information, download the University Fact Sheet (PDF), or to request a printed copy, email stratcomm@apu.edu.


  1. Visit Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services for graduate and professional tuition costs.

Financial Aid