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Abilene Christian University
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  • 4 Year
  • ABILENE, TX

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1600 CAMPUS CT
ABILENE, TX 79699
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
United Athletic Conference
From Abilene Christian University

ACU is home to 5,200 students from 49 states and 46 nations. We are deeply rooted in Christian values and fueled by innovative teaching to prepare you for success in today’s global marketplace. Here, you will 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 what what he’s called you to do in the world. At ACU, we focus on experiential learning opportunities through study abroad, internships, missional opportunities and undergraduate research. With more than 100 student organizations, you’re bound to find one (or more!) that fits your interests, talents and skills. From spiritual formation, to student productions, to athletics, there are lots of ways to get involved and show your Wildcat pride. We hope you will consider joining our ACU community.

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Abilene Christian University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,734 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,662 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 77 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 89 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 89 responses

Majors

Nursing at Abilene Christian University

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ACU’s School of Nursing is rooted in Christian service and prepares you for a career in this fast-paced field. You'll work in an array of settings, from the emergency room to a doctor’s office to administrative and leadership positions within healthcare organizations. You will learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, and learn hands-on through clinical experiences and community outreach.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,153 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Most loving Jesus
    30%
  • Rich
    14%
  • Happy
    6%
  • Non-traditional student
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 109 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
  • Welcoming and encouraging
    42%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    36%
  • Nice then quickly becomes clique-ish
    11%
  • Generally nice and supportive
    4%
  • Community
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Joyful and inviting
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 58 responses

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