ACU freshman class nearly 11% larger than 2011

Posted September 13, 2012

Abilene Christian University's freshman class for Fall 2012 is composed of 958 students, up nearly 11 percent from last year's 864. In addition, the ethnic diversity of the class is at an all-time high of 30.2 percent and a greater percentage of the new students - 56.3 percent - come from the top quarter of their high school graduating class, up 6 percent from 2011. Total enrollment, meanwhile, stands at 4,371 students, including 742 graduate students.

"We're pleased to see positive results in the academic quality and diversity of this talented group of new students," says Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president. “We want to attract students who value highly their academic preparation for a career, as well as the opportunity to live and learn in an environment that builds their faith. The world needs Christ-centered leaders and ACU continues to be the place where many employers and graduate schools look first for the best-prepared talent.”

ACU was recently ranked among the nation's Top 20 regional universities in the West as determined by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 "America's Best Colleges" guide, and again is listed among the Great Schools at Great Prices in its region. Abilene Christian was recently ranked in the top 10 percent of universities nationwide in Forbes magazine's "America's Best Colleges" rankings.