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  1. Academics
    B+
  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+
1600 Campus Ct
Abilene, TX 79601
About Abilene Christian...
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.

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
57%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$27,584/ 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
$20,473/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 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
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,401Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
137
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Friendly
    49%
  • Most loving Jesus
    27%
  • Rich
    15%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Non-traditional student
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.97 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Welcoming and encouraging
    48%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    31%
  • Nice then quickly becomes clique-ish
    13%
  • Generally nice and supportive
    3%
  • Community
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Joyful and inviting
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    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

    Abilene Christian University Reviews

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    Although I have not attended yet, (upcoming freshman), a lot of my family members did. My grandparents, parents, aunts, uncle, and cousin all went to ACU. My cousin is the most recent family member who went there so I actually got to visit the campus and dorms. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming there! There's just this happy aura walking around the campus. I get excited when we go visit my cousin because it feels like home. I would recommend going to anyone who is thinking about going.
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    As a freshman at ACU, they try to make the conversion from teenager to adult as smooth as possible. Wildcat Week is the start of this with putting you in a group that also happen to make up one of your required freshman classes. They also have an activities fair to get you more involved on campus as well as off, The week ends with a major block party on Cypress Street in old Abilene. Food and fun as well as churches with their college ministries so you can meet people and find a church home. It ends with a movie at the historic Paramount Theatre, something no one will want to miss! Parent's Weekend is also great because of Freshman Follies. Abilene Christian is an amazing university for anyone who comes. From the academics to social life, they have something for everyone. Without this school, I would have no idea where I would have ended up. I would never change from where I am right now.
    My experience at Abilene Christian University has been incredible, our campus is on the small side but that makes it easy to get to classes on time, easy to meet new people or connect with friends in between classes. ACU has hundreds of clubs to get involved in, providing opportunities for everyone to find what they are interested in. The class sizes are smaller which makes for better connections between students and professors, my professors all know me by name and its not intimidating to walk up to them and ask questions to receive help. There are also tons of ways to get involved and grow in your faith if that is something you are looking for!