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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,758
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $32,070 PER YR.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $32,070 PER YR.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 94
Median SAT/ACT N/A/24.2
% of African American Students 8.99
% of Asian American Students 1.1
% of Hispanic Students 16.39
% of International Students 3.96
Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 256
% of Male/% of Female Students 41/59
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 97
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 44.8
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 60
% of Freshmen Who Return 76.1
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 9.3

* tuition is based on 12- to 18-hour semester

Abilene Christian University

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1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX 79699










Points of Distinction

  • Exceptional academics in a Christ-centered community.
  • 2003 ACU graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. was Time Magazine 2014 Person of the Year (“The Ebola Fighters”).
  • Undergraduate access to remarkable research opportunities and internships.
  • Only four schools—including UCLA, Stanford, and USC—have won more national team championships in the NCAA than the Wildcats.

SOME OF THE nation’s brightest students attend Abilene Christian University (ACU), seeking to connect faith and education. Home to more than 4,500 students from 41 nations, ACU was ranked in the top 10 percent of U.S. institutions, according to the Forbes magazine “America’s Best Colleges” list. Abilene Christian is a leader in educational innovation and one of only a small number of universities selected as an Apple Distinguished School, thanks to its award-winning mobile-learning initiative.

ACU attracts top students through its Honors College, an internationally recognized engineering and physics department, and the Body and Soul pre-health professions program. Business, journalism, theology, speech-language pathology, nursing, and interior design programs are nationally and internationally accredited. Course offerings include 70 majors and more than 135 areas of study, while undergraduates also enjoy study-abroad opportunities around the globe. Construction is underway as part of a campaign to build three new science buildings and two on-campus stadiums.

Daily chapel offers a variety of experiences, including small-group worship, faith-based conversations, and inspirational guest speakers. Most ACU students volunteer regularly in the greater Abilene area through the Center for Christian Service and Leadership.

Abilene is a true college city, with three universities and six schools of higher education. Popular annual events include Sing Song and FilmFest, featuring student-produced work judged by Emmy-, CMT-, and MTV-award winners. The university’s 250-acre main campus is less than three hours from the DFW Metroplex, where ACU Dallas recently opened a campus in Addison to offer online graduate degrees to a wider audience.

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