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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

901 E Alosta Ave

Azusa, CA 91702-2701

www.apu.edu

Admission Office

901 East Alosta Avenue

Box 7000

Azusa, CA 91702-7000

(626) 812-3016

Fax : (626) 812-3096

admissions@apu.edu

Contact : Adam Lipson

Associate Vice President

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Interdenominational

Christian

College Board Code: 4596

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : June 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 68.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,086

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 692

Average financial aid package : $6,614.00

In-State Tuition : $41,410.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $41,410.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 1

Regular application due: Jun 1

Priority application due : Feb 15

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jun 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jun 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Feb 15

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 68.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 81.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Psychology : 17.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Education : 8.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Health Professions : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Liberal Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies M
Finance, General B M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce M
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B M
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General D M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor C M
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family Systems D
Human Development and Family Studies, General M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B D M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Clinical Psychology D M
Educational Psychology M
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B M
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B M
Religious Education B D M
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology/Theological Studies B D
Youth Ministry M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Conducting M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B M
Music, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Urban Semester

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,086

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 692

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,078

Graduate enrollment : 4,423

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 14.0%

Percentage of males : 34.0%

Percentage of females : 66.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 10.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 34.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 36.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students will refrain from activities which may be spiritually or morally destructive.

Student Newspaper : The Clause

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.theclause.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 99.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 56.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cougars

Sport Member : NAIA, NCCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $45.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 9,475

Admitted : 6,099

Enrolled : 902

Somewhat selective 64.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Considered

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

GPA, test scores, references, statement of agreement, essay important.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 14.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 8.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 35.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 16.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 30.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 17.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 9.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 12.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 40.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 15.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 15.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 20.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: The Advanced Placement Program sponsored by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level coursework while still in high school. The exams are two or three hours long and cover one or two semesters of college-level work. For students planning to enter APU in fall 2016 or after, upcoming changes to the General Education program may affect your Advanced Placement testing. Please check with your admissions counselor for more information.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Social Studies

0

1

Foreign Language

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 69.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 630

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

520 - 630

ACT Composite

20 - 26


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 101 Natural Sciences

All

4

8

BIOL 101 Natural Science and Non-General Education Elective

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 165

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 165 & 166

All

4

7

MATH 165, 166, 167

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 151

All

4

8

CHEM 151 and CHEM 152

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CS 120

All

5

8

CS 120, 125

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

WRIT 110

All

5

6

WRIT 110 and Non-General Education Elective

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 111

All

5

6

WRIT 110 and ENGL 111

All

Environmental Science

4

4

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FREN 101

All

4

8

FREN 101, 102

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GERM 101

All

4

8

GERM 101, 102

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

4

--

All

4

8

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 250

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 251

All

Music Theory

3

4

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYC 151

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYC 152

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

5

PHYC 162

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

5

PHYC 161

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 110

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 101

All

4

8

SPAN 101, 102

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 130

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLI 150 Civic Engagement

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 152

All

5

6

HIST 151 and 152

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 121

All

5

6

HIST 120, 121

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

55

5

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

4

French I

50

8

French II

74

14

German I

50

8

German II

63

14

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

--

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

74

14

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 77.0%

% of loans / jobs : 23.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 83.0%

% Judged to have need : 90.0%

% that were offered aid : 90.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $6,614.00

Avg non need-based aid : $10,302.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,113.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Jon Krimmel

Financial aid office phone : (626) 815-3809

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,702.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$41,410.00

$41,410.00

$41,410.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$41,410.00

$41,410.00

$41,410.00

Room and board:

$9,302.00

$15,086.00

$6,786.00

Books and supplies:

$1,972.00

$1,972.00

$1,972.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,854.00

$3,996.00

$3,564.00

Transportation expenses:

$864.00

$1,278.00

$1,134.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$56,402.00

$63,742.00

$54,866.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$56,402.00

$63,742.00

$54,866.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,288

Transfers admitted percentage: 44.0%

Transfers admitted: 570

Transfers enrolled percentage: 15.0%

Transfers enrolled: 206

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: May 1

Application fee: $65.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $41,410.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $9,302.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,086.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,702.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser