Azusa Pacific University (APU)

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Azusa Pacific University can be found in Azusa, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nine thousand students enrolled each year at APU.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to APU. A score in the range of 1030 - 1260 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the APU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. An estimated 70% of all applicant were admitted at Azusa Pacific University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 13% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall APU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Azusa Pacific University was reported as 67.5% in Fall 2020 with over 8,190 applications submitted to Azusa Pacific University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • APU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • APU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Azusa Pacific University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Azusa Pacific University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for APU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.5%
  • 2017-2018: 60.1%
  • 2018-2019: 68.5%
  • 2019-2020: 67.5%
  • Projected APU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 61.1%

How Does APU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Azusa Pacific University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of La Verne54.8%
Pomona College7.4%
Scripps College32.0%
Claremont McKenna College10.3%
Pitzer College13.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to APU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math510 - 630
Total Score1030 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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