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
Source: NCES

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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Azusa Pacific University was and is one of the good schools around. From professors to the location. And now their athletics department is getting notoriety with one of the O-linemen going to the draft this past year.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am in love with my school. The staff is there to answer any and all questions. The professors are warm and knowledgeable and really want to help you succeed. It is kind of expensive, but it is a private, Christian university. It is totally worth it. I feel as though I'm getting the education I need to compete in my selected career choice.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty and well-respected in their field and the classes prepare students for a life of research and inquiry.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent program and wonderful learning environment!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The strongest point of this program is that it is a cohort. So you begin the program with a group of 20 people and finish the program with those same people. Cons were that the cost of living in the surrounding area are high. Its hard doing a grad program while trying to work enough so that you can pay to just live day to day.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Azusa Pacific University has a great Master/Credential blended program. I am currently in the Professional Developmental School program that is a more in depth and focused program. The teachers are all experienced and full of great information. This program has helped produce well rounded and experienced teachers for many years. I love going to class because my fellow students are warm and welcoming and my master teacher is wonderful. The amount of work is hard but that is to be expected in a graduate level program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

It's not a competitive program to get accepted to, which is a con, but a pro is that the professors are very accessible and make learning interactive.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Azusa Pacific is highly recognized in the community and throughout California. I feel confident that I will be a more marketable candidate for teaching because of attending APU. The faculty and staff are supportive and encouraging, as well as well-trained and experts in their fields. Because of attending a regional center, I feel like most graduates at this location miss out on certain activities and atmosphere, but nevertheless it is an excellent school.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Azusa prepares students for an actual career path with critical skills and solid foundations. The staff are friendly and helpful, often going out of their way to help their students. It's a great school with great programs and well worth the investment. As a private school, the tuition is affordable, making loan repayment feasible within a few years after graduating. The only aspect that could make this school a better choice would be more scholarships and financial aid offered to graduate students.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Azusa Pacific University excels in many areas. These areas include but are not limited to the following: teacher/student ratio, faith-based education, tremendous faculty support, location of campus to supermarkets, restaurants, public transportation, etc. The university offers a variety of graduate programs (both on-campus and on-line) for almost all majors A few of the drawbacks include the lack of financial aid that is offered for graduate students, and the high cost of on-campus housing.
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