Azusa Pacific University

country rank  418
world rank  1197

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University Overview

Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Azusa (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Nondenominational religion. Azusa Pacific University (APU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 120 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym APU
Founded 1899
Motto God First
Colours Brick, white and black

University Location

Address 901 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa (population range: 10,000-49,999)
91702-7000 California
United States
T +1 (626) 969 3434
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Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 901 East Alosta Avenue, Box 7000
Azusa 91702-7000
+1 (626) 812 3016
800 825 5278

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Nondenominational Christian-Nondenominational

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Azusa Pacific University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Association of Bible Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • National League for Nursing

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • International Council for Higher Education (ICHE)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019