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Abilene Christian University
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  • 4 Year
  • ABILENE, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

ACU will experience a fully in-person environment for the Fall 2022. A more traditional environment is planned without face coverings at normal capacity. Our campus is fully open for college visits. The university does not plan to require students to be vaccinated prior to enrollment. Face masks at ACU are optional in most spaces for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  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 C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1600 CAMPUS COURT
ABILENE, TX 79699
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland 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
63%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,725 / 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
$22,887 / 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
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 70 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 80 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 80 responses

Majors

Nursing at Abilene Christian University

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.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,297 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
197
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Most loving Jesus
    26%
  • Rich
    15%
  • Happy
    6%
  • Non-traditional student
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 100 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Welcoming and encouraging
    48%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    31%
  • Nice then quickly becomes clique-ish
    12%
  • Community
    3%
  • Generally nice and supportive
    3%
  • Joyful and inviting
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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. 57 responses

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