Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

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Christian Life Profile

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, 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.

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 

Faith integration
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.

Watch: Get to know more about our faculty, their passions, and how they integrate faith in the classroom. Check out our Meet the Faculty video series at 

Outside the classroom
At Azusa Pacific University, opportunities to dig into your faith and pursue God’s calling on 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. 



Ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked among the top national schools for “First-Year Experience,” “Service Learning,” “Campus Ethnic Diversity,” and “Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the “Best Western Colleges” | The Princeton Review, 2022


Ranked among the top 25 schools in the country based on alumni ratings | Forbes, 2020

Facts & Figures

• Established in 1899

• Motto: God First

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

• 4,400 undergraduates from 63 countries and all 50 states

• 100% of incoming undergraduates receiving financial aid

• 60 undergraduate majors

• 50+ ministry and service opportunities

• 5 unique chapel experiences

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “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.”

    • Hannah Sy ’20
      Allied Health
  • "The liberal studies program ultimately taught me to emulate Jesus as I pursue my calling to be a teacher."

    • Victoria Slosted '20
      Liberal Studies
  • “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.”

    • Matthew Perera ’20
      Computer Science