One of “America’s Best Colleges”
– U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes
77 undergraduate majors offered at ACU, with more than 135 areas of study, 30 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs
ACU Wildcats compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports in the Southland Conference.
42 nations represented by ACU students, as well as 50 states and territories
Nearly 25% of graduating ACU seniors have studied abroad in places such as Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
100 percent of the fall 2018 incoming class received scholarships or financial aid, amounting to more than $34 million.
Whether you dream of becoming a health care professional, a cutting-edge medical researcher, or a science professor, Abilene Christian University will prepare you for a successful career.
Students interested in health and medicine can apply for ACU’s Body & Soul program, which further prepares students for entry into health-related professional schools for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy programs.
We are working to be the best in the world at providing an exceptional academic education in a Christ-centered environment. At ACU, you will bechallenged intellectually while developing spiritually, all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership.
We want to be a place you can grow in your faith and come to better understand who Jesus is and what He’s called you to do. At ACU, you will discover how your life and work can make a real difference in the world. To learn more about ACU, schedule a campus visit at acu.edu/visit.
Body & Soul
The premier experiential learning program for Pre-health students
• Professional School Dean’s Information Sessions—Deans from medical and dental schools and representatives of Allied Health programs visit ACU annually to give valuable information to students.
• Student Research Opportunities—The Science departments at ACU have vibrant research programs.
• Medical Missions—Spring break and summer medical missions are hosted by our medical and dental alumni.
• Biomedical Ethics—Students explore current bioethical issues in the health care field, evaluate each issue at the philosophical level, and learn to respond from a Christian world-view.
• Observation of Surgery—Students have the opportunity to observe surgeries the entire first semester of junior year.
• Medical and Dental School Letters of Recommendation—Body & Soul participants develop a mentoring relationship with the Pre-health Advisory Committee.
• Mock Interview Program—Using the experience of alumni and advisors, the mock interview program allows juniors to develop and hone their ability to interview well.
• Vitae Updates—The Body & Soul program provides the support you need to help you present your experiences and qualifications to professional schools.
Over the past five years, ACU students have been accepted into medical and dental schools at a rate of more than 85%. The national average is 50%.
94 percent of 2016 ACU graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
Pre-health students at ACU have the opportunity to participate in several medical missions throughout the year, including
trips to Central America, Guatemala, and Haiti.
What opportunities are available for obtaining firsthand experience?
There are two large hospitals in Abilene where students volunteer. Others are paid for working as orderlies, phlebotomists, or pharmacy technicians. Body & Soul provides job shadowing opportunities with local physicians.