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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 is an above-average private, Christian university located in Abilene, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,508 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Abilene Christian acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Marketing. Graduating 61% of students, Abilene Christian alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
About Abilene Christian University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$27,175/ 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
    $22,071/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,643/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,895/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,930/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,707/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
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.75 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,508Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Most loving Jesus
    28%
  • Rich
    16%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Non-traditional student
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Welcoming and encouraging
    48%
  • Friendly and Christlike
    30%
  • 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
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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Abilene Christian University has such a welcoming environment from their staff to their students. Every time I visit I have a great time and always make new friends. No one is rude or judgmental in any way and everyone is very helpful. Chapel is a great experience that everyone should experience in their life. It's a great time to connect with other students through faith. Also The Bean (cafeteria) has amazing options for food and you can tell everything is fresh!
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There is no other school like ACU. The traditions run deep and the connections are lasting. The community at ACU is encouraging and Chirst-centered. The professors work to develop deep relationships with students and are quick to open up their homes as well as pray over students. The faculty want their students to succeed and are open to working with students to achieve their goals. There are many opportunities to get as invested in the school as you desire. With an array of organizations to choose from, Student Life is wiling to create new organizations as well. With the encouragement of student and staff, I have found myself taking initiative in things I never saw myself ever doing and have felt challenged to grow in my walk with Christ. ACU is a welcoming university that I cannot find a flaw in.
The overall environment at ACU was very welcoming and diverse. I enjoyed being a tutor for one of ACU's classes and was an employee for the on-campus tech support for the entire length of my time at ACU. My professors all really cared about me and my wellbeing. My greatest disappointment with ACU lies with its recently announced policy regarding LGBT student employees as its discriminating and distasteful rhetoric doesn't reflect the actual opinion of the campus population (my engagement with professors, staff, and students and observance of the collective outrage over the policy has confirmed as much for me). As an LGBT student who had an active role in multiple campus positions, it was greatly disappointing to learn the administration's recent decision. I hope that they will revoke this discriminating change, as the community here is really accepting and loving. Many allies rose up over the past semester to challenge the policy and were seen wearing pride pins to graduation.