About ACU

Abilene Christian University is a hub of rigorous academic excellence and devoted community. Through residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs, we equip students for lives of service leadership, empowering them through exceptional teaching that unlocks the power of their curiosity and prepares them to create the solutions that will address the opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Abilene Christian University is a hub of rigorous academic excellence and devoted community. Through residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs, we equip students for lives of service leadership, empowering them through exceptional teaching that unlocks the power of their curiosity and prepares them to create the solutions that will address the opportunities of today and tomorrow.

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Our Mission

Our purpose as a university is simple: We strive to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission manifests in our exemplary teaching, meaningful research and service, each undergirded by ACU’s enduring core values and 21st-century vision.

Our History

From our earliest days as Childers Classical Institute to our recent recognition as a top Texas university by U.S. News and World Report, ACU has led the way by investing in educational innovation that drives lasting student success.

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Facts and Figures

At ACU, you’ll join a student body of more than 5,200 students immersed in more than 164 areas of study, participating in 100+ student organizations, cheering for 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams and so much more.

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ACU Traditions

At ACU, we come together through traditions that uplift our faith, encourage our athletes and celebrate our bond as Wildcats and world-changers.

Diversity and Inclusion

At ACU, we celebrate the beauty of diversity, and we embrace our differences, affirming that each individual is created in the image of God. We come from an array of cultural backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that bring us together to form a strong and loving community.

Our Campus

Main Campus

Centrally situated in the appealing city of Abilene, Texas, ACU’s campus is home to unforgettable traditions, rigorous excellence and deeply rooted faith. From dining to athletics, studying to socializing, ACU has everything you need to thrive in your classes, your relationships and your future.

Dallas Campus

Our branch campus just north of Dallas is the hub for ACU’s online programs. This convenient location in Addison, Texas, also provides a beautiful space for ACU gatherings in the Metroplex and hosts the Dallas cohort of our graduate program in speech-language pathology.

Our City

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Abilene, Texas is a perfect launchpad for life-changing experiences. The residents of Abilene are our neighbors and co-creators in service projects and community leadership, a testament to our investment in our place and purpose. We’re also conveniently located in the middle of Texas’ greatest destinations: 2.5 hours to Dallas/Fort Worth, three hours to Austin and five hours to the Gulf Coast.

Many Minds, One body

When you study at ACU, your faith and scholarship will grow in tandem, each growing your vision and enthusiasm to follow it. You’ll pursue that vision among a body of students who share your passion for service, your desire to lead and your dream to transform the world—together.