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Azusa Pacific University Data & Information Overview

385 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
94% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Azusa Pacific University Ranked?

#259 Best Colleges in Nation
#43 Best Colleges in CA
General Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Azusa Pacific University was awarded 385 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

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Overall Quality

Azusa Pacific landed the #259 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Azusa Pacific held the #356 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 168 colleges in California, Azusa Pacific is ranked at #43.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Azusa Pacific?

94% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Azusa Pacific University is 94%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Azusa Pacific is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Azusa Pacific submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 493 and 628. Math scores were between 473 and 638.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 493 to 628 )

SAT Math Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 473 to 638 )
Azusa Pacific received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Azusa Pacific University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
43% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Azusa Pacific, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Azusa Pacific University is 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Azusa Pacific University

79% Freshmen Retention
48% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Azusa Pacific University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Azusa Pacific for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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Azusa Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,804 Full-Time Undergraduates
59.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
65.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,498 undergraduates at Azusa Pacific with 3,804 being full-time and 694 being part-time.

How Much Does Azusa Pacific University Cost?

$30,744 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
$26,516 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Azusa Pacific is $30,744. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Azusa Pacific

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,548 $27,031 $28,538 $30,578 $37,078

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Azusa Pacific, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Azusa Pacific, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $6,629 a year. That adds up to $26,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Azusa Pacific is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Azusa Pacific Graduates Make?

$57,796 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Azusa Pacific with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,796 in their early years. That's great news for Azusa Pacific students since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Azusa Pacific University make the most money.

Location of Azusa Pacific University

California State
3,804 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Azusa Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Azusa, California. Azusa Pacific is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Azusa Pacific are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 E Alosta, Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Phone: 626-969-3434

Azusa Pacific University Majors

58 Majors With Completions
1,331 Undergraduate Degrees
1,078 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Azusa Pacific University. Of these students, 1,331 received undergraduate degrees and 1,078 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 494 $90,222
Liberal Arts General Studies 101 $37,567
Business Administration & Management 100 $45,995
Health & Physical Education 73 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 48 NA
Communication & Media Studies 40 $36,587
Other Health Professions 39 $21,944
Social Work 34 $34,310
General Biology 31 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Azusa Pacific University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Azusa Pacific

34% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 2,764 students took at least one online class at Azusa Pacific University. This is a decrease from the 9,006 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,764 913
2019-2020 9,006 9,006
2018-2019 2,750 892
2017-2018 3,666 2,345
2016-2017 2,289 896

Learn more about online learning at Azusa Pacific University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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