Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

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ACU is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

ACU is a selective, private four-year university deeply rooted in Christian values and fueled by innovative teaching. Here you will be challenged intellectually while developing spiritually, all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership.

Our Engineering and Physics majors pursue a deeper understanding of the physical world through theory, application, analysis, and practical design. Their education comes under the mentorship of dedicated Christian faculty members who are active researchers in their fields. They are respected internationally for their work, and with an average class size of 10 students, you’ll get to know your professors well.

We admire God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe and seek to understand and apply those principles to solve big problems while improving the lives of people around the world.

To learn more about ACU, schedule a campus visit at acu.edu/visit.

71 undergraduate majors offered at ACU, with more than 135 areas of study, 32 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs

ACU Wildcats compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports in the Southland Conference.

46 nations represented by ACU students as well as 49 states and US territories

Nearly 25% of graduating ACU seniors have studied abroad in places such as Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

100 percent of fall 2018 incoming class receiving scholarships or financial aid, amounting to more than $34 million


One of “America’s Best Colleges” U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes


ACU Department of Engineering and Physics
Educating engineering and physics professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world

100 percent of 2017–2018 Engineering and Physics graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

Engineering and Physics students have paid opportunities to work, study, and intern at premier national laboratories such as Los Alamos, Fermi, and Brookhaven.

100 percent of 2016–2018 ACU Engineering students passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

ACU students and faculty are advancing the technology of molten salt reactors to provide energy that is less expensive and safer, water that is pure and abundant, and medical isotopes used to diagnose and treat cancer. The Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab has received private and US Department of Energy funding to conduct cutting-edge research. Learn more at acunextlab.org.

14  full-time faculty members with terminal degrees

$62,900  average starting salary for ACU’s 2016–2018 Engineering and Physics graduates

27  industry professionals collaborating on program curriculum

ACU’s undergraduate Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

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