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Abilene Christian University

School Profile

  • Abilene Christian UniversityPrivate Four-year University/Church Of Christ in Abilene, TX
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  • Percent applicants admitted: 47%
  • Regionally Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Total undergrads: 3,906
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 971
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,845
Graduate enrollment: 763

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Architectural Technology
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Operations
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Bible Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Information Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Youth Ministry
  • Certificate of Gerontology
  • Certificate of International/global studies

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Theology and Religious Vocations

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Education
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Theology and Religious Vocations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Education
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies


  • In-state tuition and fees: $20,290
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,290

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 525
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 553
  • TOEFL (computer) average score: 207


Member: NCAA
Team name: Wildcats


  • Ranked #17 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #343 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #3 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #12 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #1 Up-and-Coming Schools
  • Ranked #107 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #265 Nursing
  • Ranked #175 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #115 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #124 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

ACU Box 29000
Abilene, TX 79699
(325) 674-2650
(800) 460-6228
Fax: (325) 674-2130
Contact: Hayley Webb
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 53%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 64%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 39%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,106
Female applicants 2,344
Male applicants 1,762
Applicants accepted 2,157
Female applicants accepted 1,248
Male applicants accepted 909
Freshman enrollment 980
Female freshman enrollment 529
Male freshman enrollment 451
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 2,163
Early action applicants accepted 1,393
Early action applicants enrolled 662
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 68%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 289
Students accepting place on wait list 215
Students accepted from wait list 215

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 69%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 85%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 36%
SAT Critical Reading average score 560
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-613
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 567
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 510-620
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 64%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-29
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-27


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