Tuition & Fees

$34,850

$34,850

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
35%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
15%
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,590
Declined + 4,979
Total Received 11,569
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Private (nonprofit)

3,544

undergraduate students

1,666

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 6001
ACT 4050

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,210
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Abilene, TX

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.

Abilene Christian University
ACU Box 29100
Abilene, TX 79699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 30% of male students
 
7 sororities 35% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
35%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
15%
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,590
Declined + 4,979
Total Received 11,569

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Garette Sublette
Director of Enrollment Operations
P: 800 460-6228
F: 325 674-2130
info@admissions.acu.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,433

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,800
Room $5,030
Board $5,320
Additional fees $50
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $46,450
Average Financial Aid - $23,433
Total with Avg. Aid $23,017

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,466,516
State $3,149,629
Institutional $36,531,397
Other external $1,482,072
Total $45,629,614

Non-need-based

Federal $35,396
State
Institutional $16,604,317
Other external $209,686
Total $16,849,399

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Thomas Ratliff
Director of Student Financial Services
thomas.ratliff@acu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

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 Directors

Allen Ward (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference
Mascot
Wildcat
School colors
purple and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Agribusiness
Ancient/Oriental Christianity
Animal Health Profession Cooperative
Animal Science
Art
Athletic Training
Bible/Ministry
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Services
Christian Ministry
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics Teaching
Conflict Management/Resolution
Convergence Journalism
Convergence Journalism/Multimedia Teaching
Corporate Communication
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Digital Entertainment Technology
Divinity
Early Childhood/Elementary Certification
Engineering
English
English Teaching
Environmental Science
Financial Management
Global Service
Global Studies
Graphic Design/Advertising
Health Care Administration
Health Professions
Higher Education
History
History Teaching
Information Systems
Information Technology
Information Technology Leadership
Instruction/Learning
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Life Sciences Teaching
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Middle School Education
Ministry
Ministry/Vocation
Modern/American Christianity
Multimedia
Music
Music Teaching
New Testament
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Old Testament
Organizational Development
Organizational Leadership
Physical Science Teaching
Physics
Physics/Mathematics Education
Political Science
Political Science/Criminal Justice
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Professional Studies
Psychology
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Speech Language Pathology
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Theology
Vocal Music
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Nursing

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

5,210

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

3,544
students

Female
60%
2,133

Male
40%
1,411

32%

1,666
students

Female
68%
1,139

Male
32%
527

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,407
students

Female
61%
2,050

Male
39%
1,357

4%

137
students

Female
61%
83

Male
39%
54

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

27%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented China
Honduras
Japan
Nigeria
Rwanda
Singapore
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jorge Daniel Garcia
Director of Multicultural and International Enrollment
325 674-2710
danielg@acu.edu

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