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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,670
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
Median SAT/ACT 1127/23.8
% of African American Students 8.75
% of Asian American Students 1.17
% of Hispanic Students 17.08
% of International Students 4
Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 266
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? NO
% 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

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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 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.

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