Classifications and Recognitions

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation selected Azusa Pacific University as 1 of 119 institutions to receive its 2020 Community Engagement Classification. This prestigious distinction recognizes universities with a high level of commitment to community service and service-learning. APU first received this distinction in 2010. APU students complete more than 165,000 hours of service in the U.S. and abroad each year.

Best Colleges Ranking: Service-Learning

U.S. News & World Report published numerical rankings in eight of the research-based high-impact educational practices utilized by universities and colleges that lead to student success. APU was ranked No. 23 in service-learning among universities nationwide. Each year, approximately 65 percent of APU students participate in more than 180 service-learning courses across 24 undergraduate departments.

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