ACU welcomes strongest academic class, marks record graduate enrollment

Posted September 08, 2010

The latest wave of new students at ACU are just beginning their college careers, but they have already distinguished themselves as the strongest academic class in the university’s history. The average ACT score for incoming freshmen stands at 24.7, up from the previous record of 24.2 set last year. This year’s freshman class (982) is almost exactly the same size as last year’s (983).

ACUAnother new record:  Enrollment in ACU’s graduate program is at an all-time high. 922 students are engaged in graduate work, up from the previous record of 897, also set last year.

“We’re pleased to have our strongest and one of our largest classes ever joining us this fall,” says Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU President. “We’ll look back on 2010 as the year we increased our standards, began markedly stepping up our academic quality, and in turn took a big step toward achieving the goals of our 21st-Century Vision – to become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders by the end of this decade.”

Overall, enrollment at the start of the fall semester 2010 is comprised of 922 graduate students and 3,806 undergraduates from 50 states and territories and 42 countries.

"ACU continues to attract students with strong high school records who have demonstrated active involvement in their schools and churches," says Buck James, Associate Vice President for Enrollment. "These students are a great fit for us. They are drawn not only to our distinctive programs, but also to our mission. They’re not just here to learn; they also want to serve others.”