About Azusa Pacific
At Azusa Pacific University you’ll find a transformational education experience. We’re a community of men and women passionate about what we do and about being a light to the world around us. Inside or outside the classroom, students apply their hearts, souls, and minds, pursuing excellence—and Christ—in all they do. They graduate ready to impact the world for Christ, in classrooms, communities, hospitals, boardrooms, churches, and beyond.
APU is a community that reflects its location in the heart of Southern California. Just 26 miles east of Los Angeles—one of the most diverse cities in the country—Azusa Pacific welcomes students from many cultures and backgrounds in an environment that strives to see each individual as a reflection of God’s image, love, and boundless creativity.
Since its founding in 1899, APU has remained committed to God First and excellence in higher education. Our faith and Four Cornerstones—Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service—permeate every aspect of the university. Whether studying ethics in business from a Christian worldview, meeting with a discipleship group in the residence halls, serving in the local community, or attending chapel, we hope students graduate having grown in both wisdom and in faith. For these reasons and more, APU remains a leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Learn more about our faith and learning community.
An APU degree is rigorous academics underscored by practical lessons and opportunities that allow students to immediately apply what they’re learning. Plus, with 61 majors to choose from, students can find a program to fit their goals and career aspirations. Additionally, APU offers 44 master’s degrees, 25 certificates, 8 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), APU has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and by The Princeton Review as one of the Best in the West.
Faculty with Passion
Throughout all APU programs, students benefit from faculty who are experts in their field, but more than that, they’re passionate teachers and mentors who are eager to fill you with knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration. With a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, professors get to know you. And they can’t wait to see you succeed.