Azusa Pacific University Reviews

  • 102 Reviews
  • Azusa (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,880
94% of 102 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 102 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lucille Preston
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2016
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Azusa Pacific University is a school who truly cares about their students. They provide numerous resources to set students up for success after graduation. Resources include, but are not limited to, interview preparation, resume assistance and job fairs. Each professor I had at the university was a professional who worked in the field I was studying: school counseling. This allowed me to gain additional networking contacts and learn from people who had first hand experience what the field of school counseling was like. Through my professors, I gained an internship opportunity, a wealth of knowledge, and future contacts if I ever need assistance. Each class had assignments that were directly related to my future career of school counseling. By going to Azusa Pacific University, I feel I will be able to walk into a new school as a counselor and be confident I can perform my job."
Tonia Ferguson
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I am currently enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Azusa Pacific University. I researched several school for months before I decided on this school and program. This school is faith-based, and the faculty advisors, both student and professional, were great! They were able to answer all my questions, direct me to great resources, and were affordable compared to other private schools."
Melanie Ellis
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
"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."
Carina Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"This program is excellent and has given their students the best education possible along with the best projection to success. It is absolutely incredible how the program is geared to making you succeed after the program not only through it."
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2016
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I believe that APU is an excellent school. It has great standards for students. The professors are very helpful and always available for any questions or concerns. The only con for me specifically, is that I am a single mother, therefore, all tuition cost and books are a real burden."
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"My time at Azusa Pacific University Online RN to BSN program was the best. The professors were very helpful and the content of the classes were appropriate. I felt the integration of Christian values was very well done. I strongly recommend this accelerated program for the seasoned RN looking to advance his/her career."
Esther Lee
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2016
  • Degree: Teaching
"This was a quality school at which to receive a music degree. I feel that the music groups I was involved in, as well as the education classes I took prepared my well to become a music teacher. The only area lacking were the pedagogy classes on how to play the different instruments in the woodwind, brass, string and percussion families. I am sure that the pedagogy classes have improved since 2000."
Lindsey Ellsworth
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: School Counseling
"While the various regional centers make obtaining an education more convenient and accessible, the cost of attendance and the living expenses in the surrounding areas can hinder one's ability to succeed. There is limited financial aid in terms of grants and scholarships offered to graduate students unlike other private institutions and state schools in the area. Faculty are kind and available for their students, and they are also experts in their fields who can draw from various real-world experiences to add to the classroom learning."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Good school with small class rooms and good teacher attention. Very religious school so you need to make your decision wisely."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: English
"Good school but the politics get annoying. Chapel 3 times a week is excessive and Housing is currently charging me for leaving dust in my apartment when I thoroughly cleaned it before I left. I wish I'd gone to a community college and then transferred here."
Sapna Dharkar-Surber
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great program. Excellent faculty and supportive environment!"
Jennifer Arizaga
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2015
  • Degree: Higher Education
"Faculty is very helpful and attentive. The small cohorts make it easier to have a better network with people that are in the field."
Marilyn Pineda
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"The pros of my graduate program are that there is a lot of growth opportunities. Job search is not as challenging and everyone I know who has completed the program has successfully found their dream jobs and passion. The cons to my program is that it take 4 years to complete the program if you go to school full time. Another pro is that the environment you are in while in school really helps you focus and trust the faculty with any challenge you may have while going through the program. A God-centered environment has allowed me to open my heart to not only the people around me but be able to show my passion through my field work."
Joe Slavens
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2015
  • Degree: Higher Education
"The program has been fantastic! It's allowed me to work full-time while working on my PhD. The accessibility to faculty is outstanding, and I have made lifelong friends at Azusa. The coursework is not for the faint of heart, but if you're ready to actually feel and know that you earned your PhD once you've graduated then Azusa is for you. I am so thankful for my experience, and I am a better person for having attended."
Lenette Lee
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently enrolled at APU for the post-master's certificate for PMHNP. One of the most positive aspect of this program is the school's ability to place their students for clinical rotations or internships. This provides great relief for me as I would not have to worry about looking for placement. Another strong point is the faculty's and graduate professional center's support and availability to meet with me. So far, I have not found anything negative about the program specifically. Although I wish the school offers the core courses at other campuses, not just the West Campus."
Rebecca Bibb
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"The Doctorate of Physical therapy program is a rigorous and rewarding program. The class size is small so you get to know your classmates really well and the professors are always accessible and interested in the students well-being. The Christian atmosphere adds a different, yet interesting perspective to one's daily experiences on campus"
Michelle Cortez
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of my graduate program is the individualized attention that the students receive. A con of my program is the strict attendance policy"
Anique Augustus
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"My major is Special Education, Mild-Moderate Credential and I could not have chosen a better university than APU. The program is competitive and vigorous. I feel that the knowledge and field work received thus far has given me immeasurable experience to prepare me for a successful career upon graduation. There are several regional campuses in various counties which makes it accessible for students who desire to attend on campus classes closer to their homes. My commute is only 15 mins vs 1.5hrs-2hrs if I had to take classes at the main campus. The classroom size are small and personable. The professors are experienced, professional, and passionate about their work. You will have issues along the way, but if you ask and make your needs known, you will get help and the problem will be fixed right away. I'm proud of my decision!"
Rebecca King
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Azusa Pacific University's graduate program is overall very excellent. The faculty are completely amazing and supportive. They are up to date on current research in the field, experienced educators, and always care for their students' success and well-being. The only negative of this program is the cost. If you can afford it, though, this program is one of the best!"
Lucy Dzwonkowski
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"Azusa is an awesome school with awesome programs. The Orange County Regional Center is small, has a great staff and faculty, is reasonably priced, and the students who are there want to be there and are great participants. The only negative aspect of the program is that when you need to do your internship hours, you are on your own to find a site. It is manageable, but it would be nice to have a list of sites that students could utilize."