Azusa Pacific University Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • Azusa (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,880
100% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kristen Zorn
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"As I reflect on my journey in attending Azusa Pacific University, I remember researching colleges and hearing other students experiences and hoping for an experience like the ones they portrayed. In my time at APU, I now recognize that my experience was not like those who went before me, because it was been my very own experience, one I would not trade for the world. Azusa Pacific University is so much more than a University, APU fosters a community that truly meets individuals where they are at as they develop and grow into who they are becoming. APU has an Orientations and Transitions program that helps students seamlessly transition and allows students to develop their own community from the beginning of their college experience. APUs office of Student Life including offices such as: Athletics, Residence life, Center for Global Learning and Engagement, and Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity. These programs offer outlets that enhance the college experience profoundly. APU is a unique university that aims to develop academic scholars while also enriching each individual to reach their highest potential and ultimately helps them pursue their vocation and calling. As you may be contemplating what college to attend, may it be a place you can call home. Although where we have come from is integral for shaping where we are going, the place where we settle is a foundation for what makes us who we are. Home may look like a professor inviting you into his home for a home-cooked meal with his family. Or maybe home is a conversation of processing change and transition with a friend and having that friend simply listen and understand. Whatever version of home you may find yourself in, may you embrace the middle stagesthe middle of fear and bravery, of promise and fulfillment. May you learn from where you are and may that sustain you to wherever you may be going."
Sanna Haynes
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Azusa Pacific University is a wonderful school. While it is private, it is larger school, so you benefit from many resources they have on campus. The faculty and staff really care about everyone on campus. While it is a Christian school, the faculty emphasized critical thinking. I would consider the school to be more progressive than most Christian universities."
Lori T.
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 1989
"I attended Azusa Pacific University from 1985-1989 as a Music Major. I actually began my college education at Stanford University as a Music Major but actually considered dropping my major while there as my experience as a music major was less than I had hoped for. APU was a dynamic place for music and I was able to be involved in several different music groups that traveled throughout the year performing at various events and churches, as well as in the Summer through several different states. While I wasn't sure at the time what my ultimate goal would be as a music major, I knew that was my "calling." The University Choir I was in helped to prepare me for my future work as a choral director and I loved the community I was involved with. For most of my time at APU, I was a double major, adding Communications as my second major. I loved my classes in that arena and always felt challenged and accessible to my professors. They expressed genuine concern for me, which continues to resonate with me as I now teach at a university myself. Although I only graduated with the Music major (6 units shy of my Communications degree :/) what I learned through that major also helped to prepare me for the public speaking I regularly do. I highly encourage APU as an institution to become equipped, not just as a student, but in life."
Mary Mendenhal
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 1982
"APU offers a very holistic, comprehensive, and service-centered approach to nursing. The professors are excellent and not only teach well, they model superb nursing care. The 4+ year course is demanding, but one emerges well equipped to enter any nursing specialty with confidence and current knowledge practice. Clinically skills are not deferred until undergraduate prerequisites are completed, but taught in the freshman year and applied in the second semester. Thus, even though baccalaureate nursing programs have a reputation (among nurses working in the field) for lacking in clinical time, nothing could be farther from the truth. Student nurses at APU are not only exposed to various specialties, but clinical rotations tend to be longer and more in-depth due to the length of the program. In addition, a social-service focus is very much emphasized, so that their nurses are not so much poised to 'get out there and make money' but motivated to seek the improvement of health in under-served communities."
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  • Reviewed: 10/21/2017
  • Degree: International Business
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Having worked for smaller companies and doing contract work for a start-up tech firm, I have realized that my place is within the large corporate culture. As frustrating as the red tape, lack of agility, and passing of responsibility can be, that is where I belong. I had the privilege of being in Jon Wallace and Peggy Campbells Senior Seminar course; we spent a considerable amount of time discussing ethics and how we, as Christians, need to be in the hard places to spread Gods light whether that be on the mission field or the board room. In my short time in the workforce, I have faced circumstances that did not seem right, and despite being young and new, I did the hard thing and raised my hand. Not only did I receive a quality education with real world application that has paved the way for my success, but that education is grounded in faith and values."
Melissa
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"APU is a great school to attend. Campus isn't too big or small allowing students to get from one side of the campus to the other in a short amount of time. Faculty is available anytime for any questions or guidance needed for students. Classroom sizes are small which allows for better interaction with teachers."
Megan Harris
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Azusa Pacific University absolutely changed my life and shaped the person I am today. From taking courses on social justice, to studying abroad in South Africa, to learning how my Christian faith could exist in the future I was building for myself...I owe so much of who I am to this university. I have made lasting friendships and had experiences that I will never forget. I entered the "real world" prepared, excited and ready."
Hannah E.
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The Bachelor of Social Work program at Azusa Pacific University produces high quality social workers. The social work classes taught me clinical interventions, how to write session notes, and how to search for community resources. Nearly every class required volunteering, while also requiring a year internship. The practical skills developed helped me to start off on the right foot in the profession world."
Michelle Fanara
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I really liked Azusa Pacific University's College online platform. The classes were at my convenience. I could literally sit at work and be able to go to class. That is just the icing on the cake though. The professors were very accessible to the students. They always offered feedback and help when needed for assignments. There was respect from all the students towards each other. My experience here was definitely a valuable one, and, if I had to do this all over again, I absolutely would. I don't think I could have finally completed my BA if it was not for the students and faculty at APU."
Melanie Ellis
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Azusa Pacific University was a great college to attend. While getting my undergrad everything ran pretty smooth. I am now getting a graduate's degree. The classes are about the same, however Azusa seems a lot less organized now. I have a hard time talking to my counselor about my classes and money issues. I would recommend this school, but only for an undergrad."