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
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  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-AA
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
50%
SAT Scores Range
960-1190
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Abilene Christian University

Cost

Net Price
$23,949/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,356/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,996/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,339/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,399/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,895/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,417Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Most loving Jesus
    30%
  • Rich
    15%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Non-traditional student
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Welcoming and encouraging
    49%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    32%
  • Nice then quickly becomes clique-ish
    14%
  • Generally nice and supportive
    4%
  • Community
    2%

After Abilene Christian University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
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

Abilene Christian University Reviews

1,183 reviews
All Categories
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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My experience at Abilene Christian University has been life changing. I have learned so much academically, but also about myself as a person. The professors are amazing and always are willing to help their students. One thing I would like to see change at ACU is the school spirit. However, we are building a new stadium in hopes that more students will attend games. Overall, ACU is an amazing school and I love it!
Classes on campus are moderate in intensity. A lot of them require hard work and focus. A majority of the professors care about the topics and will explain them very well. The professors are also super caring, helpful, open, and supportive. Almost all of them will be very open with office hours and talking to you about more than academics. They are very inviting and will try to help you with whatever you need. The class sizes are great! They're smaller so you get to know more people closely and also get a greater chance of knowing the professors and having them know you.