Azusa Pacific University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.

A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities,
APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 8548
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Faculty: 383

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
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Contact Information

901 E Alosta
Azusa California 91702


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Main Phone: 800-TALK-APU

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Admissions Contact:
Alicia Montgomery
Transfer Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

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International Admissions Contact:
International Transfer Coordinator, International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Jackson Stava
Admissions Counselor/Athletics Liaison, Undergraduate Admissions

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum college GPA required for transferring is 2.2. Transfer students should also have no Ds or Fs in the previous two semesters.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Only courses with a grade of C- or above will be considered for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
The university can give credit for no more than 70 semester units of junior or 2-year college work, and a max of 90 units may be accepted from a 4-year institution. No upper-division credit can be given for courses taken at a junior or 2-year college.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you've completed at least one year of full-time college work, or 12 transferable academic units in one semester, you do not need to submit test scores when applying for admission.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Each applicant must supply a Christian Character Reference from a person familiar with the applicant's character, such as a counselor, pastor, youth director, or close family friend.

Essay(s) required:
A Personal Statement describing why you're called to APU's Christian environment is required with your application.

Application Fee:
A nonrefundable $45 application fee must be submitted.

Other Requirements:
Additional materials are required for nursing applicants. Refer to the BSN Admission page for further information.

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APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

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