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

ACU moves up to doctoral tier in latest Carnegie classifications

Abilene Christian University earned Doctoral/Professional University status, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in its latest update, released Dec. 15. The Doctoral/Professional University classification (also known as R3) includes institutions that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees each year. ACU had previously been part of the Master’s Colleges and … Continued

America's Top Online Colleges 2022

ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Since 2015, ACU Online has significantly grown our online degree offerings in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said … Continued

Cynthia Coates

New endowments provide support for faculty, students in political science and criminal justice, music

Two generous gifts to Abilene Christian University will provide funding for faculty in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and a student scholarship in the Department of Music. Dr. Neal Coates, professor and ​​chair of political science and criminal justice, established the two endowments in honor of his late wife, Cynthia Coates. The … Continued

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