Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$37,800

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,679
Declined 3,855
Total Received 10,534
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Private

3,755

undergraduate students

2,303

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Abilene Christian University, founded in 1906, is a private, coeducational university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Its 262-acre campus is located in Abilene, Texas.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,058
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)

262-acre, suburban campus in Abilene (population: 121,885), 150 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Dallas-Fort Worth. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Abilene Christian University
None
Abilene, TX
79699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
600
25th
500
75th
28
25th
20
75th
26
25th
18
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) February 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,679
Declined 3,855
Total Received 10,534

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,092

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,750
Housing $5,850
Food $5,500
Additional fees $50
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $50,400
Average Financial Aid - $21,092
Total with Avg. Aid $29,308

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 588-6083
F: 325 674-6850
wildcatcentral@acu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

disc golf, fishing, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

disc golf, fishing, golf, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, pickleball, racquetball, rodeo, soccer, softball, team handball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, inner-tube water polo.

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Information Resources Management. yes
Information Technology. yes yes
Interior Design. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Missions/Missionary Studies. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. yes yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Voice and Opera. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,058

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

3,755
students

Female
61%
2,279

Male
39%
1,476

38%

2,303
students

Female
69%
1,591

Male
31%
712

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,553
students

Female
60%
2,146

Male
40%
1,407

5%

202
students

Female
66%
133

Male
34%
69

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented China
Guatemala
Honduras
Japan
Rwanda
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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