Many cultures. One campus.

Abilene Christian University enrolls students from all over the globe. Our international admissions staff is familiar with higher-education structures from all over the world and is ready to assist you in the admissions process. 

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International Students

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the ACU application for admission
  2. To be considered for admission to an undergraduate degree program at ACU, a prospective international student must submit the official results of at least one international standardized assessment.
  3. All documents should be submitted in their original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal, English translation.
  4. Every international student seeking an international student visa from the U.S. government must submit to the university a bank statement that is no more than six months old at the time you would start attending ACU. It should show sufficient funds to cover the estimated cost of studying at ACU for one academic year (nine months) and a letter from the owner of the bank account stating that the funds will be used to support the applicant.
    Download the Affidavit of Support form.

Important International student dates:

July 20: Application deadline

August 10: Make sure you schedule your visa appointment with the appropriate consulate before this date. Send us the Confirmation of Visa Approval by this date.

August 15: Arrival day


A Quick Look: Facts & Figures

ACU is home to more than 4,500 students from nearly every state and 43 countries.

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A Focus on Career and Calling

Our graduates are practicing Christians who excel in their careers. An ACU education is about discovering how your life and work respond to God’s call.

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Around Abilene

Abilene, situated in west-central Texas, is an extension of our campus community. Explore our surrounding area.

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Where You’ll Live

Our freshman and sophomore halls and upperclassman apartments are more than a place to call home; living on campus means plenty of chances for socializing or studying together.

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We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.