Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

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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. Now, 120 years later, Azusa Pacific is still here. We have more programs, more activities, and more buildings, but the mission hasn’t changed: Azusa Pacific University exists to prepare difference makers to impact the world for Christ. 

At APU, you’ll find a transformational education experience. We’re a community of men and women who are passionate about what we do and about being a light to the world around us. Inside and 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 in classrooms, communities, hospitals, businesses, churches, and beyond.

Visit us: Get a glimpse of what campus life is like at APU. Schedule a tour or sign up for a preview event. 

Faculty mentors
Faculty at Azusa Pacific are experts in their fields, but more than that, they are passionate teachers and mentors who pour knowledge into students. Students frequently seek the advice of their professors, discussing class assignments, brainstorming research opportunities, and exploring dreams and goals. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, professors get to know you. And they can’t wait to see you succeed.

Here’s a little more about APU’s exceptional faculty:
• 495 full-time faculty members
• 68% of full-time faculty have a doctorate or other terminal degree.
• 27% of full-time faculty represent an ethnic minority.
• 54% of faculty are female.

Watch: Get to know more about our faculty, their passions, their work, and what they hope to share with students. Check out our Meet the Faculty video series. 

Meaningful learning 
At Azusa Pacific, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. Opportunities for involvement abound on and off campus. Each one not only helps you prepare for what you’re going to do after you graduate but what you can do now: research with faculty, serve in a leadership role, study abroad, volunteer in the community, go on a mission trip, play intramurals, join a club, learn skills at an internship, work on campus. In fact, in addition to academic studies, APU students contribute more than 165,000 hours of service annually, applying their knowledge as they reach out to help communities locally, nationally, and abroad.

Whether you’ve known what you want to major in for years or you’re looking forward to exploring different opportunities during college, APU has options. Discover which one is right for you.

Making a Difference
Watch these videos on our website to see how APU students and faculty make a difference in the lives of others.

Margarita Ramirez ’12, a first-generation college student and Political Science major, built close relationships with professors and was encouraged to pursue a Fulbright Scholarship to further her dreams.

Deshonna Collier-Goubil, PhD, is chair and associate professor in APU’s Department of Criminal Justice. She inspires her students to influence change as they volunteer with at-risk youth, intern with law offices, or visit courts and prisons.

Gabriel Martin ’17: Biology major. Resident advisor. Student leader. Nine-time Mexico Outreach participant. Martin learned and served in each of these roles during his time at Azusa Pacific, and a scholarship made it all possible.

Stay Connected: Anytime, Anywhere
Like APU on Facebook and watch videos, learn about upcoming events, and read up on current students’ experiences.

Check out photos of University life by following APU on Instagram.

Download the APU Events app and check out what’s happening on campus.

View short films on APU alumni working to make a difference.

Follow APU on Snapchat to see photos of campus and University life. @azusapacific

Receive updates on the latest APU news and events on Twitter.


Facts and Figures

• Established in 1899

• Motto: God First

• Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

• Highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and The Princeton Review

• 4,400 undergraduates from 58 countries and all 50 states

• 90% of undergraduates receiving financial aid

• 60+ undergraduate majors

• 50+ ministry and service opportunities

• 20+ study abroad and off-campus learning options

• 20 music ensembles 

• 19 NCAA Division II sports teams

• 4+ mainstage theater productions each year

• 4 on-campus art galleries

• 1 Honors College

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