Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Azusa Pacific University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 153 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Azusa Pacific is ranked #384 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. 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 #449 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Azusa Pacific is also ranked #60 out of 203 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Azusa Pacific?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Azusa Pacific University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 480 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 480 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 510 to 610 )
Azusa Pacific received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Azusa Pacific University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Azusa Pacific University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Azusa Pacific it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Azusa Pacific University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Azusa Pacific University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 8% for first-time, full-time students at Azusa Pacific, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Azusa Pacific University.

Azusa Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,136 undergraduates at Azusa Pacific with 4,411 being full-time and 725 being part-time.

How Much Does Azusa Pacific University Cost?

The overall average net price of Azusa Pacific is $26,293. 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 +
$21,179 $23,272 $23,455 $26,968 $32,469

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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,587 a year. That adds up to $30,348 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific make about $51,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Azusa Pacific students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Azusa Pacific University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from Azusa Pacific University. Of these students, 1,674 received undergraduate degrees and 1,328 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 597 $86,700
General Psychology 134 $24,000
Business Administration & Management 106 $40,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 97 $31,700
Health & Physical Education 77 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 65 $21,000
Communication & Media Studies 49 $30,600
Social Work 48 $30,500
Other Health Professions 43 $27,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37 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

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 2018-2019, 2,750 students took at least one online class at Azusa Pacific University. This is a decrease from the 3,666 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,750 892
2017-2018 3,666 2,345
2016-2017 2,289 896
2015-2016 2,122 762
2013-2014 2,032 754

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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