|In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted)||$33,330 PER YR.*|
|Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted)||N/A|
|Yearly Room and Board||$7,001+|
|% of Students on Financial Aid||96|
|% of African American Students||8.75|
|% of Asian American Students||1.17|
|% of Hispanic Students||17.08|
|% of International Students||4|
|Number of Full-time Faculty||266|
|% of Male/% of Female Students||42/58|
|% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus||96|
|% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years||48.3|
|% of Students Who Graduate Overall||60.7|
|% of Freshmen Who Return||75.8|
|% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School||9.4|
*Tuition is based on 12- to 18-hour semester
Abilene Christian University
Address:1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX 79699
Points of Distinction
- Exceptional academics in a Christ-centered community.
- 2003 ACU graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. was a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2014, and featured in the magazine’s article, “The Ebola Fighters.”
- Undergraduate access to remarkable experiential learning opportunities.
- Only four schools—including UCLA, Stanford, and USC—have won more national team championships in the NCAA than the Wildcats.
SOME OF THE WORLD’S brightest students attend Abilene Christian University (ACU), seeking to connect faith and education. Home to more than 5,100 students from 42 nations, ACU is in the top 10 percent of U.S. institutions, according to Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” list. Abilene Christian is a leader in experiential learning and one of the largest private universities in the Southwest.
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, engineering, and interior design programs are nationally and internationally accredited. Course offerings include 77 majors and more than 135 areas of study, while undergraduates also enjoy study-abroad opportunities around the globe and outstanding research opportunities alongside their professors. ACU’s recent Vision in Action initiative brought forth 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 for community service, and enjoy the benefits of a vibrant internship program that gives them a valuable edge in the marketplace.
Abilene is a true college city, with three universities and six other schools of higher education. Popular ACU 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 offers online graduate and professional degrees.