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Azusa Pacific University Admissions

If you want to apply to Azusa Pacific University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and the application fee costs $45.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Azusa Pacific University by April 1.

Azusa Pacific University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Azusa Pacific University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1161
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 389%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%

Applying Early to Azusa Pacific University?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Azusa Pacific University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Azusa Pacific University Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Azusa Pacific University.

In 2021, Azusa Pacific University accepted 94% of all applicants, around 4,244 of the 4,533 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Azusa Pacific University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Azusa Pacific University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Azusa Pacific University

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

Azusa Pacific University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) x
Letter(s) of Recommendation x
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to Azusa Pacific University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Azusa Pacific University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 17.8%
3.50 and 3.74 12.1%
3.25 and 3.49 11.9%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 8.6%
2.00 and 2.49 1.5%

Azusa Pacific University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2021, 389% of Azusa Pacific University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Azusa Pacific University?

To be competitive with other Azusa Pacific University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Azusa Pacific University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, 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 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Azusa Pacific University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Azusa Pacific University?

To be most competitive at Azusa Pacific University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Azusa Pacific University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Azusa Pacific University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Azusa Pacific University's acceptance rate?

Azusa Pacific University's acceptance rate is 94%.

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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 93 out of every 100 applicants.



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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Azusa Pacific University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Azusa Pacific University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Azusa Pacific University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1280


Math SAT Range

520 - 650


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1280 and Above


1050 to 1280


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Azusa Pacific University students is 1161. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Azusa Pacific University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 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 3.76. 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.

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