Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Childers Classical Institute, Abilene Christian University is a 4-year Christian institution in west Texas affiliated with the Churches of Christ. ACU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic majors with a focus on preparing students for Christian service. As a Christian university, ACU holds daily chapel services at Moody Coliseum supplemented by Small Group Chapels and Departmental Chapels. For recreation, Abilene Christian hosts a number of intramural sports leagues including Rodeo and Esports.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Churches of Christ
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
91%
Out of State Students
8%
0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1092
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,149
Total Number of Undergrads
3,670
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,507
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$34,850
Out-of-State Tuition
$34,850
0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,966
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
City: Midsize
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Abilene
Houston
Austin
San Antonio
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
55%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
ACU provides a loving environment, exceptional professors, and a well of student resources. In my 4 years at this university, I have been overwhelmed with the amount of love and cohesiveness in this community; we really are the ACU family, and people are always willing to help you with anything. Yet the attention to faith and community doesn't sacrifice high-quality education either - although, as a private university, ACU is expensive, you truly get what you pay for.
Sarah from Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University is a really great school to attend if you really want to pursue a higher education while still staying true to your Christian faith. It's on the pricey side but it's not impossible to manage. ACU has great faculty and very friendly people.
Carolina from San Antonio, TX