About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university affiliated with Churches of Christ and committed to transformative, energized learning. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership throughout the world.

Our faith-based education goes beyond academics. ACU’s residential campus offers students a safe place to grow intellectually and spiritually — and to learn to live independently. Division I athletics, intramural sports, 100+ student organizations, and countless service and worship opportunities contribute to our vibrant student life. ACU Online offers graduate and doctoral degrees geared toward working professionals. 

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Facts & Figures

ACU is home to more than 5,200 students from nearly every state and 46 countries. Our faculty of Christian scholars and professionals are among the best in their field.

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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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Rich Traditions

Wildcats share in many moments and memories, including Sing Song, Purple Fridays and the Candlelight Devotional.

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Around Abilene

Abilene, home to about 120,000 people, is a bustling west Texas city filled with dining, shopping, and cultural and entertainment options. Explore our surrounding area.

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Many Places One Community

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Abilene, TX

Our 262-acre home campus is located in beautiful west Texas. We offer traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as athletics, spiritual development through community, and spectacular learning facilities right in Abilene.

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Dallas, TX

ACU’s Dallas-Fort Worth location brings our academic programs and real-world learning opportunities to the big city. ACU Dallas provides our undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to apply their skills in a professional setting, while also connecting their career and calling.

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ACU. Anywhere. Earn your advanced degree on your own time. Abilene Christian offers flexible, online graduate and doctoral degrees in fields such as Christian ministry, business, leadership, education, management and healthcare with new programs being added. Connect to campus 24/7.

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Many Minds, One Body

ACU isn’t just changing what it means to study at a Christian university—it’s influencing what it means to be part of an open, welcoming community of Christ followers.

Whether they take classes on-campus or online, ACU students become learners and leaders who know that walking together with Christ requires embracing each other’s differences.

See what it’s like to be a part of ACU, then take the next step toward experiencing it yourself by connecting with our Admissions team.