Azusa Pacific University
Cultivating difference makers since 1899
Six women and men with a vision to teach and train missionaries for Christian service prayed this school into existence in 1899. More than 120 years later, Azusa Pacific University is still here. We have more programs, more activities, and more buildings, but the mission hasn’t changed: Azusa Pacific exists to prepare difference makers to impact the world for Christ.
Choosing a school dedicated to Christian higher education means you’re looking for a holistic educational experience—one that’s about more than just a major or career preparation. Whether you study Music, Chemistry, or Business at APU, every program is infused with an exploration of faith in the field. Each class offers opportunities to deepen your understanding of God’s truth, preparing you to make a difference in the world around you. Get to know more about our faculty, their passions, and how they integrate faith in the classroom by checking out our “Meet the Faculty” video series at apu.edu/faculty.
Outside the classroom
At Azusa Pacific University, opportunities to dig into your faith and pursue God’s calling for your life abound both inside and outside the classroom. Hear from speakers in chapel, go on a mission trip abroad, volunteer in the local community, serve in a leadership role, and much more. Wherever your interests lie, APU has a place for you.
Experience the APU difference
We can’t always capture it in words, but a lot of people say, “There’s just something about APU.” Discover the unique Christlike community Azusa Pacific has to offer at apu.edu/visi
Ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked among the top national schools for Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked among the “Best Western Colleges” | The Princeton Review, 2023
Ranked among the top 25 schools in the country based on alumni ratings | Forbes
• Established in 1899
• Motto: God First
• Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
• 4,000 undergraduates from all 50 states and 60 countries
• 100% of incoming undergraduates receiving financial aid
• 150+ degree options, 60 undergraduate majors
• 50+ ministry and service opportunities
• 20+ study abroad and off-campus learning options
• 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams
“I love my major, and I’ve been so blessed to have professors who’ve been very nurturing. They’ve not only poured into me as an individual but also prepared me for what comes after school.”
"The liberal studies program ultimately taught me to emulate Jesus as I pursue my calling to be a teacher."
“The chance for me to go to Africa and practice my Computer Science degree really enabled me to learn and make a difference in the world—not just a difference in my own life.”