Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate
10,252
Students Applied
52%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
336
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020 August 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
42
52%
Submitting ACT
47%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1145
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
515
75th
600
Reading
25th
510
75th
620
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
47%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
54
Top 50%
84

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-460-6228
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
Start looking for scholarships early and study hard for ACT and SAT testing. There are a few great scholarships if you do well on those test.
Allison from Crawford, TX
Abilene Christian University is a Christian University with a connection to the Church of Christ. Christianity is a huge part of the school and it is the driving force behind every aspect of it. ACU is a wonderful school that truly cares about the student. Every part of the Faculty, Administration and staff from the Janitors to the Schools President, works hard to make the students feel welcome and a part of the school. The education is excellent and the professors are always willing to help you in any way they can. The sports program is wonderful and the school has been nationally ranked many times. Extracurricular activities are endless and the programs you can join through the school could change your life. Become a part of the school there is something for everyone at ACU, you just have to ask.
Katheryn from George West, TX
Definitely apply for financial aid, because this is not a cheap school. However, 100% of students receive some financial aid and they do their best to make it as affordable as possible for every student. Also, get involved in the many activities/clubs they have on campus.
Maddie from Lubbock, TX
Get connected and become involved. The school will provide you many opportunities to become involved and the best thing to do is to take advantage of those opportunities. Get to know your professors and build positive relationships with them, they are great and genuinely care about you.
Brittany from Abilene, TX
The biggest tip I can provide, is to go into your freshman year with an open mind, and the desire to grow as an individual as well as in your faith. I learned so much about myself my freshman year, and after all of growth I did my freshman year, I still desire to grow even more through my next years in college.

Another tip I have is to venture out and try new things that you have never done before because maybe you were too shy or too afraid. I was shy most of my years in high school, but I grew to be much more outgoing in college, and because of it, I made some of the best friends I'll ever have.

Make sure to pick your friends wisely though, because you want friends who will support you in having fun but also support you in making time to study for your classes.

--Make a healthy balance of fun and studying. The reason you're in school is for an education, so don't forget to study! However, college is also the time to enjoy the college experience, so have some fun with your friends. Don't burn yourself out from studying too much!
McKenzie from Carrollton, TX
Make sure you try to go to chapel every day in the beginning of the semester so you can get them over with and have the last couple week chapel-free. It's convenient as well because that's when finals start to come up. Also try to find as many outside scholarships as you can to help pay off tuition because ACU is pretty pricey. Don't blow all of your bean bucks on Starbucks, spend them wisely. Don't procrastinate.
Carolina from San Antonio, TX
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
Be prepared to encounter people with a wide range of perspectives, opinions, and values - just because it's a Christian school doesn't mean everyone thinks the same. Embrace this, because it's a great opportunity to see the world in new ways and it will allow you to grow as a person.
Take advantage of activities and events both at ACU and in Abilene as a whole - it's a great way to make friends and you'll definitely regret missing out on all the fun and unique experiences.
Sarah from Abilene, TX
Make sure that you look at scholarships for ACU early on. There is scholarship money available, but the cut off dates seem to be a little early to me. Also, due to the fact that ACU is affiliated with the Church of Christ, be prepared to attend a required amount of chapel. I personally enjoy chapel very much, not only for the spiritual benefits, but because it offers a 30 minute mental and emotional break from the craziness of the day.
Sarah from Wiggins, CO