Recent Alumnus 2011-09-07T06:47:07Z
Health & Safety:
Health and Safety – Safety is alright in Azusa. The school sends out many timely warnings about the activity in the night where people's things are being stolen, and girls are being harassed by "outsiders" who come onto the campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-06T17:57:45Z
APU Bubble – apu is a great school but sometimes there is a tendency for people to get stuck in the apu bubble and forget about the world around us. i have had great experiences with the pacific islanders organization which has become my family away from home and i'm sure that these people will stay my friends for the rest of my life.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-06T17:49:12Z
Work in Progress Getting Better – the internet access on campus can be slow but they have implemented rules and regulations that better monitor the use of the internet and allows for everyone to have better access. for the most part everyone has their own computer but there are computers available on campus in the libraries, and graphics center. printing on campus can be simple yet complicated. i feel that is it inconvenient if you are not a frequent printer because of the payment process.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-06T17:46:45Z
There's Something for Everyone – the professors are very helpful and for the most part are all available outside of class. they are always willing to respond with an email and offer any assistance that they can. there are a wide variety of classes one can take, but it is a bummer when the good ones fill up fast. a lot of university services are available online which makes it easy to complete small tasks and errands.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:19:59Z
I'd love to have an internship because it would be a great way to gain knowledge and experience in my field. It would give me a better idea of what to expect when I find my career.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:16:23Z
Expensive, but a Great Experience – APU, although extremely expensive, is a great place to get your degree. The campus facilities are very nice, and the professors make an effort to reach out to the students. The campus community is fun and lively for the most part.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:12:35Z
Limited Drugs/Alchohol on Campus – APU's on-campus housing and overall environment is not a party scene. It is well-monitored by leadership staff, and the student community does a good job of complying with the rules. If anything, drinking is more common than drugs on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T05:45:39Z
Drug and Alcohol Visibility – Students at APU possess a rather self controlled appearance. They understand the consequences of their actions if they lost control and choose to keep their focus on school. There is not an accurate approach to determine exactly if every students is drug free and sober on a daily basis, but APU it is expected that one stays away from harmful items.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T05:38:42Z
The city of Azusa is not the safest city to live in. Nearly three streets below APU are poor neighborhoods with grungy back alleys and dim lit cul-de-sacs. The University reported a few cases last year as a warning to all students to remain accompanied when walking at night.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T05:22:36Z
APU, primarily a Christian oriented University, schools students of several different backgrounds, races and lifestyles. In a Christ centered domain, students have the benefit of procuring the personal testimonies of one another. Community is one of APU's most noticeable traits, and is only able to function due to the unique relationships built, which is diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-22T13:19:36Z
Journalism Is There If You Want It – It's not hard to get into journalism - if you want to be in it and have decent English skills then you're in. That said there's a lot of extra/outside of class requirements - they want you to have experience in the field and that means getting out and about, meeting with officials and everyday folks. If you don't have a car...I enjoyed several train trips into LA for reporting assignments. It's do-able. It's good for you. You want to be a journalist, right? ;)
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-22T12:55:53Z
Changing Together – The Journalism program is still in its youth; the best thing it has going for it is the professors and faculty - seasoned in their field, they teach the traditions and foundations while recognizing that journalism is a changing field. They make us, the students, aware that we are not just witnessing the change or jumping into a new system - we are the ones deciding where journalism will goes from here, and the consequences of our decisions now will fall to our hands in the future. They invest well, and teach their students to do the same!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-22T12:47:03Z
Azusa, Small and Homey – You'd be surprised. Azusa is not the wealthiest area, or full of nightlife attractions. At the same time, it is full of more interesting people than you could hope to meet, close to the foothills paths for roaming in the magic moonlight. It is a place that is hard to leave, not for lack of opportunity, but because of the draw and charm and familiarity it brings. Growing businesses, restaurants, interests and excites, with plenty of the popular coffeeshops and hang-outs, and enough room to breathe and to think.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-19T08:55:43Z
Can't Wait to Learn – I have not begun my program yet, but I cannot wait to find out what everything is like at Azusa
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-19T08:53:00Z
Sunny San Diego – San Diego is a wonderful place to live and go to school! The sun seems to always be shining and there is always great weather. This makes going to school at Azusa Pacific's San Diego REgional Center all the more appealing. Who wouldn't want to study for their classes on the beaches that are a short drive away? The surrounding are of the school is lively and great for shopping. The staff at Azusa is so welcoming and they are very nice. I cannot wait to start classes here. I will soak up knowledge along with some wonderful sun.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-15T20:55:44Z
Teachers That Care – I love the instructors at Azusa Pacific because they genuinely care about their students, and their student's success. In both the Education/Liberal Studies program and History department, I have had teachers that seem excited about the subjects that they teach, and want their students to do well. I still have teachers that I keep in contact with, and want to support me, even though I am no longer in their classes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-15T20:49:37Z
Plenty of Hands on Experience – The Liberal Studies/Education major does a lot of service learning so that students get hands on experience in the classroom. The workload is fair and the teachers are good, but the best part is getting plugged in to local elementary, middle or high school classes where you get to learn from and work alongside professional teachers.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-15T20:47:24Z
Everything Within Reach! Azusa is a small town in Los Angeles County. While the town itself is not the most exciting, it is within 2 minutes of quaint Glendora, with a cute downtown area. There is plently of shopping, and anything that a student would need (groceries, drug store, etc.) is located within walking distance of the school, or within a 5-10 minute drive. Azusa is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, so there are plently of hiking opportunities which help remind you that beauty can indeed be found in Los Angeles. Azusa is within 45-60 minutes of Disneyland, Hollywood, Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear, and the beach, and 15 minutes from Pasadena.
College Senior 2011-08-12T06:28:38Z
Study Abroad – everyone is extremely accepting to all ethnic and financial backgrounds, very little cliques or cattiness between social groups. generally everyone is kind in passing. amazing study abroad opportunities, unlimited places and volunteer work available.
College Senior 2011-08-12T06:22:42Z
Help Is on the Way – Although curriculum is jam packed into our short semesters and fast paced, the teachers are always available to help you one on one. Unlike some Universities with teachers assistants. Not to mention the helpful Christian atmosphere, students easily make study groups and are more than willing to help fellow students.
College Senior 2011-08-08T22:51:39Z
Utterly Outrageous – The school tuition is already over priced and they tack on an addition $150 per semester to park and there is limited parking right in front of the school buildings but there is an old drive in lot that is huge and can accommodate a large number of cars. The only problem with that lot is there is little security a lot of mugging and near rapes and it is too far away from the school buildings, especially when walking late at night. In order to get a decent parking spot you must come to school at least a half hour early.
College Senior 2011-08-08T22:47:29Z
Not a Particular Necessity – It is truly unknown whether or not the greek scene is well established because there is no drinking, sex or fraternizing allowed on campus or off because you sign a statement of faith when you register with the school. There is even an underground lgbt community.
College Senior 2011-08-08T22:41:35Z
Profs Are Dedicated to Internship Sites and Placement – I believe the school employs some different restrictions that other schools do not endorse; like restricting the students to a certain number of practicum sites to apply to and a certain amount of internships sites to apply to in order to reduce anxiety over competition with fellow students and to ensure our placement percentage stays above the national average or close to it. The specialty courses are great because they are in seminar format and the profs teaching those courses really care about our education. There is too much faith integration however and though i understand why it is important to incorporate faith as a part of the diversity of clientele we face encounter, six courses and six conferences are overdoing it a little.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-01T00:45:43Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe at campus. The parking lot is always well lit.
College Senior 2011-07-17T02:58:24Z
Hot September Days – During the first weeks of the Fall semester it becomes very hot in Azusa. It then becomes difficult for transportation, becuase many peopl become very fustrated in this choice of weather. However it really does not impact that much of the campus expierence.
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