Abilene Christian University
A hub of academic excellence and devoted community
Abilene Christian University is a diverse, innovative, Christ-centered community that equips students to engage the world as critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and compassionate global citizens. Founded in 1906 and located 180 miles west of Dallas, Texas, ACU is home to over 5,200 students who represent 46 nations as well as 52 states and territories.
Find your calling
With 79 majors and 164 areas of study, ACU students find their passion and their calling. Our faculty are committed to providing a world-class education and sharpening the skills needed for success after graduation. In fact, 96% of our recent graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months. Additionally, our graduates are accepted into medical school at a rate twice the national average. We aim to transform our students into the likeness of Jesus and produce leaders who think critically, globally, and missionally. Our distinctive, innovative programs deliver a unique, Christ-centered experience that draws students into community and creates leaders who learn to apply their Christian faith to their field of study and beyond.
Our vibrant and welcoming community offers more than 100 student organizations and opportunities to get involved. From Greek life and student productions to academic clubs and musical ensembles, there are ways for all students to get connected. ACU students are part of a community that values spiritual growth. Students have many opportunities to develop their faith, including daily chapel, community service, and spiritual formation experiences that are incorporated into all majors.
To learn more about ACU, schedule a campus visit at acu.edu/visit.
Ranked #7 among schools for "Service Learning" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Ranked #7 among schools for "First-Year Experience" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Ranked #7 among schools for "Learning Communities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Experiential learning is built into the curriculum for all Abilene Christian University programs. The Center for Careers and Experiential Learning is dedicated to enriching the ACU student experience. Our students are sharpened and refined by their interactions with faculty and peers and through opportunities to apply what they learn—on campus, in the community, and around the globe. Experiential learning happens outside the traditional classroom and may include:
• Study abroad opportunities
• Undergraduate research
These valuable and even unprecedented experiences teach students key skills and open doors for graduate school and career success.
“What I love about ACU is there’s an opportunity for everyone to be a part of something special! There are so many different clubs and organizations that make you feel a part of something great.”
“ACU is honestly a blessing! I'm able to be in a safe place with my friends. We go to intramural games and win championships. I love going to work and meeting new people and showing them why ACU is different and the right choice!”
“I love how many opportunities ACU offers. From singing groups to working in real live recording studios for ESPN to even doing nuclear energy research, the opportunities to further your experiences are endless!”