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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

Azusa Pacific University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Azusa Pacific University, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the application fee costs $45.

Students who submit their applications to Azusa Pacific University for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Azusa Pacific University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Azusa Pacific University's admissions stats.

Azusa Pacific University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1161
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Azusa Pacific University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Azusa Pacific University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 ––
Regular Decision Yes June 1 April 1

Applying Early to Azusa Pacific University?

Azusa Pacific University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Azusa Pacific University Admissions

Transferring to Azusa Pacific University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Azusa Pacific University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Azusa Pacific University

What does Azusa Pacific University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Azusa Pacific University for more information on admission factors.

Azusa Pacific University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Azusa Pacific University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Azusa Pacific University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Azusa Pacific University?

Students admitted to Azusa Pacific University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Azusa Pacific University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Azusa Pacific University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 16% of Azusa Pacific University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Azusa Pacific University?

To be competitive with other Azusa Pacific University applicants, you should aim to earn between 980 and 1273 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Azusa Pacific University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1273 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Azusa Pacific University student is 1161.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Azusa Pacific University students scored 632.5 or higher and 75% of students scored 497.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Azusa Pacific University students scored 622.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 497.5 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Azusa Pacific University?

To be most competitive at Azusa Pacific University, you should strive to earn between 20.25 and 24.5 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Azusa Pacific University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 24.5 on the ACT.

A 20.25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Azusa Pacific University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Azusa Pacific University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Azusa Pacific University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Azusa Pacific University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Azusa Pacific University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Azusa Pacific University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Azusa Pacific University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Azusa Pacific University accept transfer credits?

✅ Azusa Pacific University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Azusa Pacific University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Azusa Pacific University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Azusa Pacific University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Azusa Pacific University?

❌ No, Azusa Pacific University is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Azusa Pacific University's acceptance rate?

✅ Azusa Pacific University has an acceptance rate of 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Azusa Pacific University?

❌ Azusa Pacific University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Azusa Pacific University?

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Azusa Pacific University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Azusa Pacific University? Azusa Pacific University is a somewhat selective institution. The Azusa Pacific University acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


Azusa Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Azusa Pacific University is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Azusa Pacific University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Azusa Pacific University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1273


Math SAT Range

478 - 633


Reading SAT Range

498 - 623

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1273 and Above


980 to 1273


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Azusa Pacific University students is 1161. Applicants with SAT scores of 1273 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Azusa Pacific University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1273 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Azusa Pacific University.

Azusa Pacific University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Azusa Pacific University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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