ACU

Abilene Christian University

1600 Campus Ct, Abilene, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    376
  • Class Notes
    281
  • Textbook Notes
    43
  • Study Guides
    52
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,819
  • Previously Enrolled
    40,787

Overview of Abilene Christian University (ACU)

About this school

Abilene Christian is a church-affiliated university. It was founded in 1906, became a senior college in 1919, and gained university status in 1976. Its 208-acre campus is located in Abilene, 150 miles west of Fort Worth.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,670
    • Men:1,525 Men (41.6%)
    • Women:2,145 Women (58.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (ACU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Abilene Christian University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1600 Campus Court
City, State, Zip
Abilene, TX 79699
Phone
(325) 674-2650
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 10,252 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 6,194 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 4,058 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,078 (21%) of 5,217 admitted students enrolled
Women
630 (19%) of 3,268 admitted students enrolled
Men
448 (23%) of 1,949 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.62
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
558 average |515-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ACU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,330 (69.01%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,378 (21.49%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,250 (2.59%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,342 (6.92%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Abilene Christian University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003537
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
828 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
717 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
717 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
195 (27.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$24,361
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 717 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,109
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 465 (64.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,472
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 717 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
241 (25.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,953

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,877 (81.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,379 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,376 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
633 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,433
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,368 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,532
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,552 (65.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,516
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,356 (99.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,157 (32.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,365

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (ACU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


266

Part-Time Faculty


183

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
826,835
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
466
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Abilene Christian University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.0%

Programs & Majors (ACU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Lay Ministry
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Animal health professions

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Work
  • Theology
  • Writing

Campus Life (ACU)

Location & Geography

Population


118,117

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


262 acres

Weather


Temperature
30.8 average low in January, 91.4 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Abilene
Nearest Train Station
180 mile(s) from campus in Dallas

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


47% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


53%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcats
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Abilene Christian University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student association, graduate students association, spring break campaigns, international students association, lynay

Sororities


35% of women participate

Fraternities


28% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,512

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,670
Women
2,145
Men
1,525

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 9.1% Black/African-American
  • 17.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.3% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


3.9% from 42 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,479

Student Resources (ACU)

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