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Study at Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to God First and excellence in higher education

Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centres across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U. S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for six years running. APU graduates are known for professional excellence, the highest ethical standards, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

Azusa Pacific UniversityRanked as one of the Nation's best by U. S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Azusa Pacific University is an all-inclusive Christian University, committed to God First and known for excellence in higher education. It was founded in 1899. The main campus lies just 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. APU offers more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, 26 master's degree programs and 7 doctorate degree programs. It is home to a total student population of more than 8, 100. Azusa Pacific University is made up of one college and six schools. APU student-athletes compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). APU won the Directors'Cup four consecutive times from 2005 to 2008. Some well-known APU graduates include NFL player Doug Barnett, poker star Jean-Robert Bellande, and Olympic runner Davidson Ezinwa.

Profile of Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa Pacific can be found in Azusa, California (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Undenominational school. Azusa Pacific is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at Azusa Pacific are in music and education and teaching.

Azusa Pacific Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 480 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Azusa Pacific centered around 480 to 590, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 8, 084 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life
Student dorms or apartments are common at Azusa Pacific. The school student athletes compete in Golden State Athletic Conference competitions. The school reports its educational mission is:

"Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life. "

Azusa Pacific Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching839education, ESL instruction, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts468liberal arts and sciences, social studies, English, sociology, political science, history, area and Cultural studies, social services, . . .
Business and Management419business management, marketing studies, international business, management information systems, accounting, business
Therapy and Counselling178psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy
Religion and Philosophy177religious education, ministry, bible studies, theology, religion, philosophy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine110registered nursing
Media104communication studies
Science49biological and biomedical sciences, biology, physical science courses, chemistry
Art Studies30art studies
Family and Social Work28social work
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science
Contact:Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta

Azusa, California 91702-7000

General Phone: (626) 969-3434


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