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 980 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 27 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 3.13 - 3.45. An estimated 80% of all applicant were admitted at Azusa Pacific University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 29% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the APU acceptance rate 2015 will be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall APU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Azusa Pacific University was reported as 79.8% in Fall 2012 with over 5,330 college 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: 21 - 27
  • APU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Azusa Pacific University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 62.6%
  • 2009-2010: 58.7%
  • 2010-2011: 50.6%
  • 2011-2012: 49.2%
  • 2012-2013: 79.8%
  • Projected APU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.8%

How Does APU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Azusa Pacific University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of La Verne39.0%
Biola University72.9%
Chapman University44.7%
California State University-Dominguez Hills57.5%
California Baptist University78.8%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to APU (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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