Abilene Christian is an above-average private, Christian university located in Abilene, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,508 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Abilene Christian acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Marketing. Graduating 61% of students, Abilene Christian alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
Abilene Christian University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
Abilene Christian University Reviews
Abilene Christian University has such a welcoming environment from their staff to their students. Every time I visit I have a great time and always make new friends. No one is rude or judgmental in any way and everyone is very helpful. Chapel is a great experience that everyone should experience in their life. It's a great time to connect with other students through faith. Also The Bean (cafeteria) has amazing options for food and you can tell everything is fresh!
There is no other school like ACU. The traditions run deep and the connections are lasting. The community at ACU is encouraging and Chirst-centered. The professors work to develop deep relationships with students and are quick to open up their homes as well as pray over students. The faculty want their students to succeed and are open to working with students to achieve their goals. There are many opportunities to get as invested in the school as you desire. With an array of organizations to choose from, Student Life is wiling to create new organizations as well. With the encouragement of student and staff, I have found myself taking initiative in things I never saw myself ever doing and have felt challenged to grow in my walk with Christ. ACU is a welcoming university that I cannot find a flaw in.
The overall environment at ACU was very welcoming and diverse. I enjoyed being a tutor for one of ACU's classes and was an employee for the on-campus tech support for the entire length of my time at ACU. My professors all really cared about me and my wellbeing. My greatest disappointment with ACU lies with its recently announced policy regarding LGBT student employees as its discriminating and distasteful rhetoric doesn't reflect the actual opinion of the campus population (my engagement with professors, staff, and students and observance of the collective outrage over the policy has confirmed as much for me). As an LGBT student who had an active role in multiple campus positions, it was greatly disappointing to learn the administration's recent decision. I hope that they will revoke this discriminating change, as the community here is really accepting and loving. Many allies rose up over the past semester to challenge the policy and were seen wearing pride pins to graduation.