Our Campus

Located in the city of Abilene, Texas, our vibrant, 272-acre main campus is filled with broad green spaces, intriguing public art, and world-class athletic and academic facilities. With the support of our dedicated faculty and the excitement of our campus programming, Abilene Christian University fosters an environment where you can grow academically, build your faith and thrive in community.

Just under three hours to our east, ACU’s Dallas campus hosts more avenues of discovery. As the hub of ACU’s online programs and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, our location in Dallas expands opportunities and advanced learning options for all our students.

Located in the city of Abilene, Texas, our vibrant, 272-acre main campus is filled with broad green spaces, intriguing public art, and world-class athletic and academic facilities. With the support of our dedicated faculty and the excitement of our campus programming, Abilene Christian University fosters an environment where you can grow academically, build your faith and thrive in community.

Just under three hours to our east, ACU’s Dallas campus hosts more avenues of discovery. As the hub of ACU’s online programs and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, our location in Dallas expands opportunities and advanced learning options for all our students.

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Diversity

ACU’s campus culture embraces diversity of people and cultures around the world as a reflection of God’s love and creativity. Student organizations and the Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrate what makes each of us so unique and foster a dynamic environment with events that uplift everyone on campus.

Spiritual Formation

Our dedication to spiritual growth is integral to life at ACU, and we pursue it every day through chapel services, community learning opportunities, ministry trips and in the small moments, such as our conversations between classes.

The Nelson Hall for first-year female students at ACU

Living on Campus

We equip you for the challenges and rewards of a campus environment with a variety of residential housing options and on-campus resources, including a fitness and wellness center, dining options and communal spaces to study, socialize and relax.

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Student Organizations

Find your passion for anything from swing dance to ultimate frisbee in our 100+ student organizations, sororities and fraternities. These student-run groups offer opportunities to dive deep into athletic, academic, artistic and social interests while building relationships and practicing leadership skills.

The women basketball team playing a game

Recreation and Wellness

At the center of campus, ACU’s top-notch recreation and wellness center provides facilities, equipment and trained staff to help you maintain healthy habits, compete in intramurals and try new ways to stay active.

A group of students walking through the “Wildcat Way”

Athletics

With 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams and plenty of options for club and intramural sports, you’ll play hard and cheer harder as a Wildcat. Don’t forget your purple pride for gameday!

A view of the ACU campus

Campus Safety

We want you to feel safe on-campus and off-campus, so we have implemented robust safety measures to give you peace of mind. Our full-service ACU Police Department patrols campus, as well as the surrounding Abilene neighborhoods and commercial districts, to help keep you safe wherever you are. They can also provide cross-campus escorts after dark or help you with minor issues like dead car batteries or keys locked in your vehicle.

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ACU Campus Map

Find everywhere you need to be—and all the art, common spaces and trails you want to visit—using our campus map.

Campus News

10 Questions with Kent Brantly, M.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic might feel like déjà vu for Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. He became the first Ebola patient to receive the experimental drug ZMapp and the first to be flown back to the U.S. for treatment. Six years … Continued

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley named ACU 2021 Teacher of the Year

One of her graduating students described her as “entertaining,” saying she “makes even the most boring lectures engaging,” and Rachel Riley, the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Abilene Christian University, found that particularly striking because she can relate. “I enjoy a good dose of humor in all things,” Riley said. “If it’s not fun, … Continued

Commencement 2020

ACU to award degrees in three outdoor ceremonies

Abilene Christian University will award 1,206 degrees this weekend in three ceremonies taking place in Wildcat Stadium. The Friday, May 7, ceremony at 8 p.m. will include 360 master’s and 102 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 8, 744 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Because the university … Continued

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