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 77 baccalaureate majors in more than 135 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its 30 masters and three doctoral programs. Abilene is a friendly city of 120,000 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: Urban
  • 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; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; History; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Nursing; Nutrition; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://www.acu.edu/academics/undergraduate.html 


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit/talent-based scholarship; new scholarships available: https://www.acu.edu/admissions-aid/international/financial-aid.html
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $47,600


  • 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; Women's Beach Volleyball

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