Azusa Pacific University

Undergraduates: 6290
Setting: Medium four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $31,416.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,416.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1470 / 21 / 3.64
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 36:64
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 81%

Azusa Pacific University is a private, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian university located near Los Angeles in suburban Azusa, California, USA.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.

Azusa Pacific University was established as the Training School for Christian Workers in 1899 in Whittier, California, the first Bible college on the West Coast. Lead by president Mary A. Hill, the school initially had a total enrollment of 12 students.[3] Years following, the school merged with three Southern California colleges, and ultimately relocated to Azusa in 1949 where it resides today. In 1939 the Training School became Pacific Bible College, and four-year degrees were offered. In 1956, the name was changed to Azusa College. Azusa College merged first in 1965 with Los Angeles Pacific College and became Azusa Pacific College, and three years later, APC merged with Arlington College. Upon its achievement of university status in 1981, the college changed its name to Azusa Pacific University. During that decade, off-site educational regional centers throughout Southern California were instated and master�s degree programs were first approved. During the 1990s, Azusa Pacific began offering graduate degrees, and during that decade the university�s first three doctoral programs were awarded. Student enrollment doubled, and graduate programs quadrupled throughout the decade. In November 2000, then-Executive Vice President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, became president. Under Wallace�s leadership, Azusa Pacific University continued to grow. The university now offers 61 bachelor�s degrees, 40 master�s degrees, 17 certificates, 11 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 2 associate degrees to a total student population of nearly 11,500.

Suburban, 105 acres (42 ha) on two campuses

Christopher Asher M.Ed. in Physical Education NCAA Track and Field Coach Colleen Ballinger 2008 International YouTube Sensation and Actress/Singer Dan Barker 1978 Freethought activist Doug Barnett 1982 NFL player Bryan Clay 2002 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, Decathlon; 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Vivian Chukwuemeka 2006 2008 Olympian, Nigeria, Shot Put and Discus Kevin Daley Harlem Globetrotter Robert DeLong 2009 Electronic musician Hailemariam Desalegn 2000 MA in Organizational Leadership Prime Minister of Ethiopia Marcie Dodd 2001 Actress: Wicked LA and Broadway cast member Innocent Egbunike 1986 Olympic runner; 2008 Track & Field Coach, Nigeria Olympic Team Julie Ertel 1999, M.Ed. in Physical Education 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, Water Polo; 2008 Olympic Triathlete Osmond Ezinwa 1994 Olympic runner Davidson Ezinwa 1994 Olympic runner Jack W. Hayford 1970 Founder, The Church on the Way Steve Hindalong 1981 Songwriter, producer: co-writer "God of Wonders" James "The Sandman" Irvin 2001 MMA Fighter David A. Johnson 1986 and 2003 M.A. Ed.: Special Education Olympic decathlete Steven Lenhart 2008 Forward for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer John F. MacArthur, Jr. 1961 Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church, President of The Master's College Santa Clarita, CA John C. Maxwell 1989 M.Div. Leadership coach and writer Miles McPherson 1991 M.Div. Senior Pastor of The Rock Church, San Diego Pilipo Miriye 1982 First Evangelical Missionary from Papua New Guinea to Nigeria, W. Africa Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2008 Major League Baseball Player Austin O�Brien 2004 Actor Christian Okoye 1987 Former NFL player (1987-1992) Jackie Slater 2013 M.A. in Organizational Leadership NFL Hall of Fame Offensive Lineman Regina Zernay 1993 Bass player in Cowboy Mouth

Chief_administrator: Jon Wallace D.B.A. (President)
Phone: 6269693434
Geographic region: Far West AK CA HI NV OR WA
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Undergraduate application fee: $45.00
Graduate application fee: $45.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): Yes