College Senior 2011-12-10T05:01:32Z
Health & Safety:
Safe for the Most Part – Overall, campus is safe. While there has been a few instances on campus and in the neighborhood, campus safety and the Azusa PD take it seriously to keep our campus as safe as possible. They respond in a very efficient and professional manner.
College Senior 2011-12-10T04:57:18Z
Azusa/ Cougar Town – Azusa is a cute little city 30minutes away from LA. My school is surrounded by restaurants and a small shopping center. Target is walking distance away so that helps with the many needs of a college student. Also, there's a 99cent store across the street gets alot of love! Although Azusa is a small town, one should still use discretion when walking alone. Overall, I couldn't imagine going to college in one of the cutest city's other than Azusa.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T03:04:43Z
My Personal Experience at APU – My personal experience at APU has been a wonderful one. I enjoy the convenience of the graduate level classes because they work with my work schedule. I especially enjoy that this school is a Christian university, we do devotionals in class for 20 minutes. I love that we can get an inspirational devotional and put God first in our education.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T02:59:25Z
Campus Living – I do not live on campus, I cannot describe it. I commute to campus
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T02:57:13Z
Computer Labs at APU – The computer lab at APU is very accessible to students. Students may use the campus computer labs or choose to take advantage of the wireless network. Technology is excellent at APU. The wireless network is fast. One are that needs improvement is the printing. The printers often get stuck due to the amount of printing jobs that are sent to the few printers available, however, the computers are fast and do not freeze or get stuck.
College Junior 2011-11-28T05:18:04Z
Private Christian – Something different and unique about my school is that is a christian school that advocates for diversity within the ethnic groups as well as religious denominations. We are also required to go to chapel three times a week.
College Junior 2011-11-28T05:15:38Z
No Tolerance Policy – In Azusa Pacific University there is a no tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs. Thus meaning that our campus is a dry campus. People who are caught under there influence of any of those substances will be suspended.
College Junior 2011-11-28T05:11:08Z
Very Peaceful and Pleasant – The atmosphere in Azusa is great. The scenery is beautiful and everyone is friendly. This town is very safe and there is always campus safety patrolling around. Plus Azusa's Location is great. Los Angeles is around 30-45 minutes away and it is around the same distance to everything else.
College Junior 2011-11-16T02:42:16Z
The trolley system is horrible. They are not well spread out and have waited for 25 minutes for a trolley when they were supposed to show up every 4 minutes. Campus Safety, however, are really good, especially after hours of the trolley system.
College Junior 2011-11-16T02:39:47Z
SInce we have two campuses all Underclassmen have to park on the opposite campus where there is no housing. It is difficult to rely on the trolley system to get to West Campus. The parking permits are overpriced; if I am going to pay almost $300 for a parking permit, I would like my car to be outside of my living area, not on the opposite campus. This seems unreasonable because Upperclassmen pay less for their cars to be parked on East campus (where living areas are). I feel that it should be equal pricing and equal opportunity of where to park.
College Junior 2011-11-16T02:34:34Z
Unless there is a Campus Life Event going on, the nightlife activities are the student's job to entertain themselves. When our campus does have Communiversity event, it is the talk for the next week or so. Transportation is not a problem because most events are on campus. If there is an event off campus like Swagtacular, it is typically not difficult to find a ride.
College Senior 2011-11-15T21:37:21Z
Need to Expand – APU is growing rapidly in it's student population and they are not making up for it in housing. The housing there is now is okay but could be much better, I am in an apartment with 4 other girls with 2 bedroom and only one bathroom.
College Senior 2011-11-15T21:35:13Z
The City of Azusa. I come from a very safe environment from home, so coming to Azusa was a culture shock for me. The people on campus are amazing, but I feel very unsafe in the city of Azusa.
College Senior 2011-11-15T21:33:39Z
To Be a Psych Major at APU – The professors at APU in the Psychology department are extremely caring and show great concern for their students. Because of the small class sizes it is easy to get to know your professors and to gain important references for graduate schools.
College Senior 2011-11-13T22:08:14Z
Good School Once You Finally Get Connected – I am a film student and it is going pretty well. I do wish the department had more students because then the school would take us more seriously and give us what we need, but it is a close department. I also wish that it was based more on talent instead of names because there are some talented people but they are not thought of when it comes to advanced films because they couldn't get into the right classes at the right time until now because the film school is so small. Once you are connected it is a great program, but it is hard to be successful in the program unless you are a select few.
The professors are wonderful and know a lot about film and are willing to help you succeed as well as the other students. Everyone works close together. There may not be a ton of people and we may not make as many connection, but the connections we do make will be strong ones.
College Senior 2011-11-13T22:02:57Z
Need to Focus on College, Not High School – It is hard to get financial aid, but once they start to work with you, they are really nice and understanding. I think they should focus more on grades you get now and what you achieve now since high school is behind us. I know several people who were great students in high school and are getting a lot of money from the school but are terrible students now. Other than that the financial office here is great.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-07T23:17:40Z
The parking permit is very expensive for a freshman, probably $250, so they shouldn't even bother. During the day, it can become impossible to find parking on East campus, even for professors, so you can park on West campus and then trolley or walk to East campus. It's about a 15 minute walk between the campuses. If you live on campus a car is not a necessity, but obviously if you are a commuter it is. A lot of students use bicycles, but I personally stopped when we were told to not ride against the flow of traffic. If you're heading from West to East campus, in order to not ride against traffic, you need to ride into oncoming traffic. A student at APU suffered severe brain injuries nearly four years ago riding against traffic when she was hit by one of APU's trolleys. Now they've painted in bike lanes, but I still wouldn't risk it personally.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-07T23:05:00Z
OK but at Least There Are Options – Stopped going to the dining hall very soon after I started. They mainly have student workers preparing the food and it shows. They have cafes on both campuses with delicious muffins. There are a few options on either campus. The particular stands/menu options have probably changed since I've left. I enjoyed the quesadillas at cougar walk.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-07T22:48:37Z
Students Are Not Treated Like Adults – In the dorms and on-campus apartments, there are not to be those of the opposite gender in your room/apartment during certain set hours. If an RA catches you, you'll be written up. Also, no drugs, drinking or even cigarette smoking on campus. Students are required to attend chapel three times a week or else you can be fined, made unable to register for classes, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-07T22:40:43Z
Wish There Was More Parking – The school has greatly increased the number of incoming students the past several years without having the infrastructure to accommodate the increase. I'm glad that I didn't have to live in a triple dorm room my first year as many students now do. It's great they have trolleys that bring students to and from either campus--it also helps with safety at night. Parking has grown steadily worse over the years, particularly on East campus. Because of traffic and how hard it is to find parking at certain times of day, I've even had professors who've been consistently late when they had classes back to back on both campuses.
College Junior 2011-11-07T16:25:21Z
The computer labs often get crowded very fast due to printers and such. Most people have their own computers and if you don't have a laptop, it'll be very difficult
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-03T20:31:48Z
Many Clubs – There are a wide variety of clubs throughout the campus. If your looking for a particular type of club you don't have to look far.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-03T20:30:10Z
Health & Safety:
Extremely Safe – The campus is very safe although it is widely spread out. There are escorts available to walk with you in the evening hours to dorms, classrooms,or your vehicle. Security could be more present throughout the campus to make sure there are no issues.
College Junior 2011-11-02T02:25:34Z
Livin' the Life – So far the college experience has been thrilling. There are plenty of people in my class year to get to know, and most of them share a similar background and interests as I do. There are fun, night events put on by the upper-classmen pretty frequently. There just isn't enough time in the day to go to classes, do homework, and socialize with people.
College Junior 2011-11-02T02:17:55Z
Azusa Living – There are several living places to chose from off campus. There's the Modulars, which are located very close to the campus; the Appartments, which are barely in walking distance; and the University Village, which is also barely in walking distance from the campus. From the three choices, the Mods are probably the best pick considering you live close to the academic buildings and heat and air-conditioning is free.
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