57%

Acceptance Rate

$20,473

Avg.Financial Aid

003537

FAFSA Code

About Abilene Christian University (ACU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

5,204

Website

www.acu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Churches of Christ

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Abilene Christian University is a private not-for-profit university which was established back in the year 1906. The university is religiously affiliated to the Churches of Christ.

The university is located and headquartered at Abilene, Texas, United States. It has around 208 acres of campus that employ over 200 academic staffs. It offers several online programs and has rightfully earned its place in the list of best online colleges in Texas.

The university has around 4,910 students currently enrolled in various programs offered by the university.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The ACU acceptance rate is 51%.

The services and facilities offered by the university are to help the students to pursue higher education without any difficulties and help them grow. Facilities such as the financial aid,  yellow ribbon programs, and many more are offered to the students.

For info on Admissions


Online Education at ACU

The university offers 100% online programs for students who prefer distance learning, or have time and travel limitations. The university doesn't compromise with the quality of the education offered to the online students and the online students are eligible to enjoy all the facilities offered to the on-campus students.

  • The online programs offered by the university are accredited and the university allows the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The university offers various online programs, which include several Masters, Doctorate Degrees, and Certification programs, across several areas of study.

  • My ACU is a personalized online platform that allows the students to access personal information such as class and campus information.

For more info on Tuition


Reviews

Few reviews about the university are listed below. The source of the rankings is the US News.

  • The university offers a wide exposure for the students and helps the students in achieving their goals.

  • The staff members are friendly, the campus is great and the teaching methods are innovative.

Location & Contact

Address

N/A

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3256742000
Fax: 3256742958
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Rankings

  • The university ranks 13th in the list of ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’.

  • It is ranked 21st in the list of ‘Regional Universities West’.

  • It ranks 14th in the list of ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’ and 10th in the list of ‘Best Value Schools’.

  • The university ranks 4th in the list of ‘Most Innovative Schools’.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

57%

SAT Range

1040 - 1230

ACT Range

21 - 27

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

No

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,584

Average Annual Cost

$34,800

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Other Fees

$50

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,350

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,272

Total One Year Cost

$49,722

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

44%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$180

Faculty Overview

59%

Male Professors

41%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

54 Graduates

Psychology, General

50 Graduates

Marketing

44 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

44 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

43 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

40 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

37 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

32 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

28 Graduates

Biology, General

28 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

27 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

24 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

22 Graduates

Social Work

21 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Engineering, General

20 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

20 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

19 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

19 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

17 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

15 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

15 Graduates

Sociology

14 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

12 Graduates

Animal Sciences

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

9 Graduates

Political Science and Government

9 Graduates

Computer Science

7 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

7 Graduates

Journalism

7 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

6 Graduates

International/Global Studies

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

5 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

4 Graduates

Theology and Religious Vocations, O...

3 Graduates

Architecture and Related Services,...

3 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

2 Graduates

Gerontology

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,538

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

64% White

0% Unknown

9% Black

17% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

1%

Unknown Location

10%

Out Of State

88%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$67,136 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 86% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

86%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,030/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,320/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,320/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Wildcat

School Colors

purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes

221

Total Female Athletes

111

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

11

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$192 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,473

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,513

Students Receiving State Aid

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,237

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$18,220

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$24,497

$30K - $48K

$22,970

$48K - $75K

$22,415

$75K - $110K

$21,246

> $110K

$16,793

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,184,050

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$17,946,646

The university along with various other federal and state institutions offers several financial aids for the students in need of monetary aid for pursuing higher education. The financial aids are offered in various forms that include loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study.

The students eligible for the financial aids must fill up the FAFSA forms. Abilene Christian University federal school code is 003537.

The students are offered lots of scholarship awards, some of which are National Achievement Scholarships, National Merit Finalist, and many more.

The Federal Aids consists of Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-study, Direct Subsidized Loans, and others.

The Texas State Aid includes the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant.

The Institutional Aids include College Access Loan, ACU Grant, Transfer Merit Awards, and many more.

The Military Aid is also available for the students such as Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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