Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

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 Ignite your passion at ACU

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 through intentional mentoring and excellent coursework. If you envision yourself serving others in a medical setting, you will find experiences to prepare you for your career. Engage with medical professionals through shadowing and conduct difference-making research alongside your professors.

We're working to be the best in the world at providing an exceptional academic education in a Christ-centered environment. There are few fields that bring you closer to understanding the intricacies of God’s handiwork and the building blocks to life than those that take you through microscopes into the greater worlds beyond and back to serve others through knowledge and care.

At ACU, you'll be challenged intellectually while developing spiritually, all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership. We want to be a place where 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.


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Ranked #7 among schools for "Service Learning" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Ranked #7 among schools for "First-Year Experience" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Ranked #7 among schools for "Learning Communities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Where Our Students Succeed

From the undergraduate classrooms to clinics, research facilities, graduate programs and hospitals, 80% of our graduating students enter into their chosen healthcare profession across the United States. We have students that are currently finishing their post-graduate degrees in a wide array of disciplines.

Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy
Veterinary Medicine

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The Center for Pre-Health Professions is preparing me for medical school. They do an awesome job of connecting all of us to resources and providing flexibility to fulfill our requirements while gaining experience. There’s really something to be said for having the second advisor through CPHP to look over my shoulder and assist in any way they can.”

    • Sage Lauderback '23
  • "Shadowing doctors through the Center of Pre-Health Professions provided exposure to different specialties of medicine and affirmed my passion to serve others in a career where I can combine ministry and medicine."

    • Bao Catteau ’21
  • “The Center of Pre-Health Professions provided me the opportunity to shadow godly physicians who taught me how to serve, love, and speak the truth of Christ through the outlet of medicine.”

    • Cody Bly ’18