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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California, United States
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California, that offers more than 150 degree options from bachelor’s to doctorate.

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About

History

Azusa Pacific University, one of the largest Christian universities in the nation today, began on March 3, 1899, when a group of women and men passionate about creating a place for Christian education gathered to form the Training School for Christian Workers.  It became the first Bible college on the West Coast geared toward preparing men and women for ministry and service. 

Education

  • As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation.
  • With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars.

Research

  • The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) aims to support STEM scholarship through on-campus and off-campus featured service-learning and research, internship opportunities, and research funding. The purpose of the Center for Research in Science is to be a core resource for students and faculty alike. 

Career

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category.

Services

Student services

  • Center for Global Learning and Engagement
  • H.I.S. Years
  • International Students and Scholars
  • Mexico Outreach
  • Local Engagement
  • National and International Action Teams

Housing services

The 53-acre West Campus is home to the School of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, School of Theology, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, and the Barbara and Jack Lee Place of Prayer, as well as numerous classrooms and offices. The Segerstrom Science Center, completed in 2009, is the most recent addition to West Campus.

Library services

The Azusa Pacific University Libraries support the research pursuits of APU students, faculty, staff, and the community. Maintained by expert library faculty and staff, the libraries offer patrons access to varied collections, rare archives, and an extensive catalog of print and electronic resources, bringing the information you need within reach.

Student Life

Campus life

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The 53-acre West Campus is home to Azusa Pacific Seminary, the schools of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, Theology, and Visual and Performing Arts, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, the Barbara and Jack Lee Place of Prayer, and numerous classrooms and offices. The 72,000-square-foot, $54-million Segerstrom Science Center is also on West Campus, serving multiple disciplines and the community at large.

Sports facilities

By providing athletic facilities, the university supplies positive environments for recreation. Students, faculty, and staff congregate in these areas to fellowship and exercise.

Student clubs

  • Ethnic Organizations
  • Performing Arts Clubs
  • Social Clubs
  • Service Clubs
  • Academic Clubs
  • Honor Societies
  • Athletic Clubs

Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University (APU) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Azusa, California, United States

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