B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Abilene Christian University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1160
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$26,916/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,207/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,762/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,129/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,998/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,553/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,582Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Most loving Jesus
    29%
  • Rich
    14%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Non-traditional student
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Welcoming and encouraging
    49%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    31%
  • Nice then quickly becomes clique-ish
    14%
  • Generally nice and supportive
    3%
  • Community
    2%
  • Joyful and inviting
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
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ACU is a great school! Being an out of state student is intimidating, but ACU makes it easy to get connected, and I'm so thankful for the college experience I've had so far. The academics are rigorous, but the professors actually care about you and I have weekly meetings with my professors to go over things and get help. Abilene can definitely be boring at times, especially freshman year, but joining a social club or getting involved in volunteering or intramurals really changes everything and now I wish I had more free time.
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I enjoy Abilene Christian University so much! There are lot of friendly people that you will meet on campus, the professors are great and they want to know you personally, we have a beautiful campus, and a great wellness center that is well established. The only problem is that because Abilene is a small city, do not expect big attractions like Austin or Dallas has. But it is beautiful and fun here in Abilene!
It has been a rewarding experience working with Abilene Christian University. I have received personal attention via phone and online. Because of close proximity to their Addison TX campus, I have been able to meet face to face with my Academic or Program Advisor. I applied for Admission and received acceptance within 24 hours. Meeting with a real person helped me feel a part of the organization. I had opportunity to get to know the staff and for them to know me. Support is always a phone call or email away. I have also been assigned a Financial Aid advisor and or counselor. My financial aid was processed quickly which enabled me to get registered for my 1st semester. I already ordered my books and preparing to be ahead of my reading assignments. Looking forward to a successful year. I will taking coursework online for the first time.