Azusa Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 135 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 10,020 (5,770 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,692
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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Center's MSN-Family NP Program has positive and negative aspects. One of the benefits is that the program enables students to still be able to work full-time while earning their degree. Students are required to take 1-2 classes per semester (depending on the semester) while only attending class 1 or 2 days a week. The school also assists their students with finding placement for clinicals, which is a great burden taken off from the student. The staff have earned their PhD or Doctorates while remaining as practitioners. The negative aspect of the program is that it often takes a few days or numerous e-mails to receive a response from staff. However, this is understandable since they not only teach, but are also working professionals. The San Diego Regional Center also has limited space for students. There is a patio in the second floor but due to building rules, students are not allowed to sit, eat, or congregate in this area.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Azusa Pacific University provides a warm and welcoming environment. The teacher to student ratios all teachers to fully invest in the learning of the students. However the cost for enrolling at APU is steep due to it being a private university.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Caters to working students. Has faith based integration. Small school with more individualized attention friendly staff Several graduate student services Cons: Weekend intensive courses (all day Saturday courses)
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

While I have made the most of my experience in the graduate nursing program at APU, I have been frustrated with the varying degrees of academic rigor. Some courses were excellent, while others weren't even worth showing up to - I studied for those subjects on my own.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The professors and curriculum are top notch and you will gain a lot from the program. Cons: The program is expensive and is related to the education field, which means that investment of the degree is risky.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Most professors are very supportive and approachable, there is a great effort to promote networking and individual student success. The cohort is kept small. Lots of opportunities for in-depth information about relevant topics. Classes meet only once per week per class (two - three nights per peek most terms.) Cons: Saturday classes, you also really cannot work a regular job once you complete your first year in the program, it is difficult to balance work hours with required practicum/internship hours and evening classes, especially if you have a family.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I think the pros of my graduate program are the accessibility and humility of the professors. They are always willing to answer any and all questions raised in class and outside of class. I think the main com is the commuter aspect. Everyone in my program commutes at least 20-30 minutes and it can be very difficult to connect with others because of the distance.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I think that Azusa Pacific University's graduate programs are competitive and teach you what you need to know for your subject area. However, while the staff is helpful, the content can be harder at this private school compared to a public school.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I must say that my program is absolutely inspiring. The teachers are there to help mold successful therapists of the future through a lot of care and attention. I do not feel like I am just a dollar sign or a number. Every staff member is very caring and driven towards each students success. The program is expensive and it is a bit difficult to find a new job given the hours but I find it to be completely worth the struggle. I am gaining valuable knowledge and experience and am surrounded by caring individuals. I believe that it makes for an environment that will create some of the best therapists.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

The school works around a schedule, meaning I was able to work and attend school for most of my education. The school tries to support their students. The biggest con is the price. I have had amazing teachers and some that were OK.
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