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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,525
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $36,300 PER YR.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 97
Median SAT/ACT 1137/23.7
% of African American Students 8.6
% of Asian American Students 1.3
% of Hispanic Students 18.5
% of International Students 3.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 266
% of Male/% of Female Students 40/60
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 96
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 49.7
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 63.2
% of Freshmen Who Return 77.1
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 10.5

* 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

  • 2003 ACU graduate Kent Brantly, M.D., a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2014, was featured in the magazine’s cover story “The Ebola Fighters.”
  • One of five Texas universities to earn a NCAA Division I March Madness bid in 2019, and one of only three schools nationally to win conference basketball tournament titles in both men’s and women’s basketball.
  • 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 ten 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, teacher education, speech/language pathology, nursing, engineering, and interior design programs are nationally and internationally accredited. Undergraduates enjoy more than 77 baccalaureate majors and 135 areas of study, study abroad, and research opportunities around the globe and alongside their professors, such as in ACU’s pioneering NEXT (Nuclear Energy eXperimential Testing) Lab.

Daily chapel offerings include small-group worship, faith-based conversations, and inspirational guest speakers. Most students volunteer regularly for community service and enjoy the benefits of a vibrant internship program that provides 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 Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where ACU Dallas offers online graduate and professional degrees.

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