Why LAPU | Los Angeles Pacific University

Why Los Angeles Pacific?

Online. Affordable. Christian.


We are California's most affordable online Christian university. With no athletic departments, dorms, or buildings to maintain; we are able to keep tuition low and make a college degree a reality for everyone. Our resources are reserved for our expert staff and faculty who remain 100% focused on the main goal — delivering a high-quality education and supporting each student along the way.


With the convenience of online classes, any room can be a classroom. Our innovative approach to education is more than just traditional classes put online. It’s about harnessing the latest technology to offer rich, interactive experiences built with busy adults in mind. You no longer need to choose between having a life and an education. You can have both.


We’re online, but with a human touch. College can be intimidating, especially if it’s been a while. That’s why we assign every student a personal Success Coach. No matter what you’re facing, your Success Coach is here to offer encouragement, guidance, and support. And though we’re online, we’re real people. If you’re in the area, come by and see us. We’d love to meet you in person and chat over a cup of coffee (on us).


Being faith-based means we honor God in our actions, attitudes, and aspirations. It means we inspire our students to do the same so they can impact their families, communities, and the world around them for Christ. Being faith-integrated means that every course is taught from a Christian worldview. It means we treat all members of our community — staff, faculty, and students — with the grace, dignity, and love that Christ modeled for us.

Part of a 121-Year Legacy

While our approach to online education may be cutting edge, our legacy dates back over 100 years. Discover the rich heritage of the Azusa Pacific University System and how we've been God First since 1899.

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