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Christian Life Profile

Be part of something different

There are countless universities that call themselves Christian and have religious-sounding taglines, but how many are truly guided from a Christian world-view? Most universities boast strong academics, but how many classrooms are led by professors with real-world experience who know your name and share the same faith and values as you?

There’s just something different about Arizona Christian University. ACU is a non-denominational Christian university where all faculty and staff are professing believers in Jesus Christ and are committed not only to giving you a quality education but to your formation as a whole person. Growing students in Christ and preparing them for a life of impact is what motivates Arizona Christian University. We invite you to join the community!

Where you belong
Arizona Christian University is located in the heart of Phoenix, ideally situated in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. With an average annual high of 85 degrees, Phoenix has plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the great weather year-round. Not only has Phoenix been named a “Best US Hiking City,” but it also boasts more than 250 golf courses and incredible horseback-riding trails and serves as the home for spring training’s Cactus League. The greater Phoenix area hosts four major league sports teams and numerous athletic events. ACU is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Phoenix’s vibrant arts and cultural district, with many museums and performing arts venues, and is just 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, so home is never far away.

Arizona Christian University is a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Football competes in the Central States Football League. Firestorm Athletics offers baseball (M), basketball (M,W), cross-country (M,W), football (M), golf (M,W), soccer (M,W), softball (W), swimming (W), tennis (M,W), track & field (M,W), and volleyball (W).

Arizona Christian University provides a biblically integrated education that prepares its graduates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in ministries and professional occupations.

Arizona Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 312-263-0456,

• Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
• Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Student life
Roughly one-third of our student population lives in ACU’s residence hall, where you’ll find students engaging in Bible studies and discipleship groups, planning outreach events, and forming lifelong friendships. For students who don’t plan to live on campus, ACU’s commuter outreach program offers many opportunities for you to connect to the campus and experience the same sense of community as our resident students.

All students attend ACU’s twice-weekly chapels, which feature relevant speakers from all walks of life, and students gather around the clock for campus Bible studies and discipleship groups. Athletes are involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and on Wednesday evenings you’ll find students gathering for student-led worship at Encounter. Student House of Prayer hosts regular prayer events, and students engage the community in service through Project 032 and Urban Outreach. International opportunities and mission trips allow students to not only learn more about the world but also discover who God made them to be as individuals.



ACU has rigorous academic standards and offers many different degree options, with multiple areas of emphasis within each major. Majors include:
• Behavioral Health
• Biblical Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Christian Ministries
• Communication
• Elementary Education
• Family Studies
• Music
• Music Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Secondary Education

Additionally, all students graduate with a minor in Biblical Studies regardless of their major. ACU’s faculty are well connected and have real-world experience in their fields, which affords students unique access to internships and job opportunities.