Rankings, Honors and Distinctions
Abilene Christian University is proud to be recognized by ranking organizations and publications, year after year, for our commitment to educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
A few recent highlights include:
- America’s 100 Best College Buys - 13 consecutive years
- The Princeton Review - one of the Best in the West
- Forbes Magazine - one of America’s Top Colleges
- America’s Best Christian Colleges
- 2019 Military Friendly® School
- Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students 2018-2019
Colleges of Distinction
ACU was named a "College of Distinction" for 2016-2017. The annual guidebook recognizes universities for exemplary commitment to engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. ACU is one of only 14 Texas universities on the list.
Tops in Student Engagement
ACU ranked high across multiple categories in an annual report by the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE). The university placed well above average for its quality student-faculty interaction, enriched educational experiences and supportive campus environment. More than 1,500 universities participated in the survey and were compared to each other in five major categories: academic challenge, active learning, student-faculty interaction, enriched educational experiences and supportive campus environment. Survey results were based on information from 668 ACU students.