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As a “God-centered Christian university” in Southern California, Azusa Pacific boasts “awesome” nursing and music programs, “small” class sizes, and a “friendly” campus atmosphere, not to mention the added benefit of year-round “California sun.” One student explains that, in addition to being accomplished in their fields, the faculty at APU are also “passionate about the students and [strive] to see us succeed in the classroom, in our faith in Christ, and in life.” When it comes to the workload, “APU is somewhat challenging, depending on your major.” However, students reassure us that “professors do their best to make the learning experience enjoyable and not stressful.” “The classes are challenging yet manageable,” says one. To ensure that students don’t get run under with course work, professors at Azusa “try to make themselves accessible even in matters that aren’t academic.” Likewise, administrators play an active role in the student community. A freshman tells us, “I don’t think there is any place else in the world where you can walk around campus on a Saturday, and see the president walking around in his shorts and baseball cap, and ask to take a picture with him.”

Student Body

There are many common threads throughout the APU student body, one being a shared Christian faith, another being a “typical Southern Californian” attitude. Most students come from middle-class families, and many “share similar worldviews, theologies, and religious convictions.” But don’t judge a book by its cover: “Although many students look quite similar, everyone has their own unique life story, and oftentimes the least-suspected person has the most incredible stories.” Students further insist that the open-minded community at Azusa tends to have a positive effect on their classmates. A sophomore explains, “Many of the students come from similar backgrounds and places in life, but all of them change once they get here. College helps people to grow and find themselves, and therefore, those typical students become quite atypical by the time they are ready to leave the APU bubble.”

Campus Life

Boasting new and spacious dormitories, residence life at Azusa is a blast---so much so that some students compare the experience to “living in a hotel with all your friends!” Get ready for some serious collegiate bonding as “Dorms are literally open door . . . families and freshmen spill onto Trinity Lawn where they remain talking or throwing the football or studying until 3:00, 4:00, or 5:00 A.M.” Thanks to an active arts community on campus, “the theater program here puts on around 10 shows a semester, and there are a few music performances both by individual students and performing groups a few times every week.” When they aren’t chilling on campus, “Students hang out at Starbucks” or “go to the movies, Disneyland, the beach, hiking, or to the mountains.” When it comes to partying, the school maintains a “very strict” policy when it comes “to parties involving alcohol or drugs,” and, as such, few students indulge. Even so, you can expect your share of silly antics at APU: “Some people party; others run around dressed up as ninja turtles completely sober.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselors

Address
Office of Admissions
901 East Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702

Phone
(626)812-3016

Email
admissions@apu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coffee Shops
Cougars' Den (Dining Facility)
An Athletic Facility
Darling Library
Cougar Dome

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Town Pasadena
Universal City Walk
Disneyland
The Beach
Magic Mountain

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, Taxis, Trains LAX, Ontario International Airport, Burbank Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel North on Citrus Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue, and enter the campus, turning right on University Avenue.

Local Accommodations
http://www.apu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/hotel/

Admissions

Applicants: 6,605
Acceptance Rate: 84%
Average HS GPA: 3.70







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