College Junior 2012-06-28T19:29:54Z
Not a Typical Night – Although there are rules against parties on campus, there are events planned every so often later in the day/evening, and even some on the weekends. It may seem like a boring school, but these events make attending Azusa Pacific all worthwhile.
College Junior 2012-06-28T19:22:45Z
I don't believe this school is strict. I would say that their punishments are reasonable if one is ever out of line. I have seen that one gets warnings, "probation" and then a much severe consequence if the same "crime" is done repeatedly, and I think this is truly fair.
College Junior 2012-06-28T19:19:35Z
I have never had a problem with the weather. Some days it is hot, some days it is a bit cooler, but never too extreme. Just this past year maybe the most extreme was a windy night and heavy rainfall one day, but in general, it is great at Azusa. :)
College Junior 2012-06-28T19:10:19Z
Living in Freshman Dorms was a nice experience, but there were times when I wished that the social atmosphere was more than what I experienced. It felt as if only if you were best friends with a neighbor, then all was fun and games, but if not, then you were on your own. Cost is alright for the dorms. Overall, these dorms are tolerable.
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:48:56Z
Guys & Girls:
The Rate of Girls to Guys – One thing that most people will realize about the APU is that it is flooded with girls. The ratio of the number of girls to guys are 3 to 1. APU is also a very diverse community, you will see both male and female from countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Belaruse, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Deutschland, Myanmar, Malaysia and many more. Most of the students here maintain the proper attire and also maintain each other's values and privacy, there are seldom cliques that exclude others. These relationships are one of the top reasons why a lot of the students choose to come to APU
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:43:53Z
Nursing Program Is Amazing – The Nursing program in APU is one of the best in CA. Most hospitals around the area will definitely know the APU Nursing Students, not just because of proximity, but also because that they have the best of the best kind of nurses in the vicinity. APU's Nursing program have echoed to Huntington Memorial, Kaiser Permanente, Foothill Presbytarian and even Hollywood Presbytarian. These places are where the program take their nurses to when they are doing their clinicals. The professors are amazing, helpful, very resourceful and highly intelligent individuals. The double-edge sword for students on the other hand is how competitive it is to get into the program. Each cohort only consists of 50 students maximum. In which case, only 4-5 transfers and relatively only 1 International Student per semester will be selected to enter the program per semester. The upside, the classroom is very small, and therefore it creates an intimate relationship between the students, so there are no unhealthy competitions among the students to be the "best." They just help each other in each times of need. Also, the curriculum in APU integrates heavily on the teaching of Jesus and Christianity, therefore not only student are taught to learn and care for their patients' mental and physical being, but also their spiritual ones.
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:37:08Z
Apartments Outside of APU – APU have many apartments outside its surrounding area, such as Pinery or Azusa Gardens, and not to mention Alosta Place. Pinery and Azusa Gardens are the places that students usually go during Summer, because housing in APU during Summer is relatively expensive. Pinery has been maintaining a very good relationship with APU along with Azusa Gardens. If one would go into its community, 50-60% of the people that is living in that apartment complex are APU students. Azusa Gardens is no different with Pinery, the only downside is that Azusa Gardens are slightly further away than one of the APU main campuses, the East Campus, where most of the on-campus events take place. They are relatively cheap also, considering the rate of rent for the city of Azusa. Availability, on the other hand is very poor, especially those who need housing starting in the month of May. Most of the apartments complex opened up in June, which leave the students that need housing in the month of May to move around or stay in the APU Housing
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:31:50Z
Professors and Students – The professor in APU always have a very high standards to their students, and therefore, making APU to be one of the best private Christian school in CA, with a relatively okay tuition cost if compared to different private schools in different areas in CA. Professors usually give students their cellphone numbers that they can be reached at if the students have questions regarding their class work or homework. The Nursing program, which was considered one of the best Nursing program in Southern California, live up to their standard, they expect their students to maintain a C+ in both the test average and overall average, but they did not leave the students in the dust while continuing on. There are many resources that will be available for the students, either tutoring, which was provided free of charge, or the professors themselves will come to talk with you during office hours if you have a lot of questions.
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:26:19Z
Dorms and Apartments – The dorms are somewhat livable, according to most freshmen, the upperclassmen on the other hand, have a choice to live in apartments, though still considered campus housing. There are some rules and curfews that are maintained in order to keep the integrity of the students, because, again, it is a Christian school, and they want to keep their students up to a very high standards.
College Junior 2012-06-27T03:22:25Z
There are a huge amount of computers throughout the 4 libraries in 2 campuses. The printers sometimes does not work, in which case can be a drag especially during Finals week or during those times when printing is necessary. Speed is very slow though they are using Verizon as their primary provider. Since it is a Christian school, it is normal for them to block some website, but there are some websites that are blocked with no apparent reasons.
College Junior 2012-06-26T22:19:36Z
Many Options! For freshmen, the options are only dorms, but there are four buildings to choose from. They are all different in their own way, and students choose which one they like better. We have Smith (for boys), Adams(for girls), Trinity (co-ed with community bathrooms), and Engstrom (co-ed with suite style bathrooms). I lived in Engstrom and had a great experience. For sophomores, you can choose apartments (either Bowles or UP), or living in the modular homes on campus. The mods are great because you don't have to pay utilities, but the UP has a nice pool.) Juniors and seniors also have two options for apartments.
College Junior 2012-06-26T22:14:53Z
There is no Greek life at APU, since APU strives to have a close knit community where everyone is involved, and stays away from such things very common in other colleges.
College Junior 2012-06-26T22:12:39Z
Everything Is Near! Right across the street there are restaurants, a movie theatre, grocery stores, and even a bank. About a mile away there is the mountain with the Garcia Trail many students like to hike on the weekends, close to Disneyland, close to malls, and pretty much close to everything. Only a short drive away can lead to a fun place.
College Junior 2012-06-26T22:09:19Z
I Prefer on-Campus – There are many students who live in off-campus apartments, and they say it is cheaper than staying with on-campus housing. However, they may be further away, and in order for it to be a good price you have to have at least 3 or 4 other roommates living with you. Then, there's not that close community everyone loves. There might be more parking than the housing the school provides, but overall it is much less of a hassle to just live on-campus, since the school does own 3 apartment places right across the street from the school.
College Junior 2012-06-26T22:03:05Z
Worth It! Being a private Christian university, Azusa Pacific University was the perfect fit for me. There is such a great atmosphere with people who genuinely care about you, as well as professors who put their own time in to help you out whenever you need it. The community is great, and there is much to do on campus. I have learned so much in the year that I've been here, and I don't regret anything.
College Junior 2012-06-26T21:02:01Z
Health & Safety:
Always Warned – For the most part, APU is a very safe place. We are updated everytime there may be a safety issue in or around the school and there is 24 hour surveillance provided by, Campus Safety. There is safe transportation when needed and Campus Safety always makes themselves available.
College Junior 2012-06-26T20:56:39Z
Guys & Girls:
For a Private Christian University – I have very specific taste, but for the most part you can find guys here that have great style, are for the most part respectable, and pretty cute.
College Junior 2012-06-21T20:38:27Z
Good Variety – There are so many different kinds of foods to choose from! There are two hamburger grills, a deli, two coffehouses, a sub sandwich shop, a sushi place, a chinese food place, two quick marts, a mexican restaurant, an buffet-style dining hall, and an outdoor grill. And though it's not as good as brand name restaurants, it's amazing as far as on-campus food goes.
College Junior 2012-06-21T20:31:37Z
There Is None – There are no sororities or fraternities except for one that is only for Biology Majors.
College Junior 2012-06-21T20:29:47Z
So Fun and Welcoming – Just about anyone you stop to talk to on campus will be friendly and welcoming. There is such a fun spirit of joy and excitement everywhere around campus. It's the main reason I came to this school!
College Junior 2012-05-30T04:27:15Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys Are Genuine – The guys at APU are genuine, and really care about girls. They all are extremely respectful, and do a great job of making girls feel special. Finding great guys is super easy here.
College Junior 2012-05-30T04:23:38Z
Befriend the Locals! The locals in Azusa are all extremely kind, warm-hearted people. They genuinely love getting to know APU students. Due to the fact that it is a poorer environment, there are many wonderful community service opportunities to serve the local community and help them out. Definitely hike to the "A" at Garcia trail, it is fun!
College Senior 2012-05-28T19:19:38Z
Strict Restrictions – Campus safety is tough when it comes to making Azusa Pacific's campus a drug free campus. Students usually go to parties and do their drugs there.
College Senior 2012-05-28T19:09:38Z
Guys & Girls:
Beautiful People – It may not be as diverse as I thought, but the guys and girls are very attractive at Azusa Pacific Univeristy. Being in southern California where the outward appearance is highly important is probably why everyone looks so good!
College Senior 2012-05-28T19:07:21Z
It Really Is Not That Bad! I have a few friends that live off campus, and they love it way more than living on campus. I believe it is because of the freedom and the whole sense of feeling more like an adult, as opposed to a child with restrictions and a curfew. If I had a better job, and a car, I would propbably live off campus too. It is also cheaper than living on campus.
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