Azusa Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.1 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 134 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 9,975 (5,883 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,409
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm only just starting out my time as a student here, but I have already been pleasantly surprised by the helpfulness and accessibility of the staff. This is a tough program, but well worth the work and money.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The program has a very strong and welcoming community. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and bring real world experiences and examples to the classroom. The professors have also been vey helpful with brainstorming research ideas and have offered assistance outside of the classroom with regard to professional development. I feel the coursework is very pertinent and relatable to the field and this will make the transition from student to professional much easier.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

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
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program is the individualized attention that the students receive. A con of my program is the strict attendance policy
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

My overall grade would be a 9. As an online student I am not able to evaluate many of the categories above. APU offers many degrees online, which is what I was looking for. As a mom who works full-time, I needed flexibility in my program. The 9 week courses with the associated workload is manageable for me. I will be able to complete my degree as a part-time student taking one class at a time. The instructors are responsive and give great feedback on work submitted. Students are very engaged in discussions and class projects.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I took online classes so the questions involving the campus I could not answer. The online program uses technology efficiently and gives students the same access to the material and lessons as they would in the classroom.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

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!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

There are very few cons for this private Christian university. APU is has a beautiful view of the mountains and many great restaurants and businesses nearby. The campuses are safe and secure which keep your mind at ease. Classes are smaller than other universities attended which provide positive teacher interaction and quality educational time to each individual student. APU has a strong Christian faith and you always feel welcomed by everyone on campus. Their saying, motto, logo, etc. is GOD FIRST.
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