Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations

This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Abilene, Texas
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 50%
  • Average ACT score: 25
  • Average SAT score: 1150 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Architecture; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Nursing; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.acu.edu/academics/undergrad.html


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $34,408​


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Golf; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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