A selective four-year private Christian university, ACU is the best at providing exceptional academics in a Christ-centered community. It includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Graduate and Professional Studies, and Honors; the Graduate School of Theology; and the schools of Information Technology and Computing, Nursing, and Social Work. ACU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and is one of the largest private universities in the Southwest.
Students may choose from 77 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 30 master’s degree programs and three doctoral programs.
Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.
5,149 students, comprising 3,670 undergraduates and 1,479 graduate students, generally from 50 states and territories, and 42 nations.
ACU is in Abilene, Texas, an award-winning city of nearly 120,000 people 150 miles west of the Dallas and Fort Worth area. ACU Dallas, a branch campus in Addison, Texas, is the home of the university’s online graduate and professional degree programs.
253 full-time faculty members with 96 percent of tenured or tenure-track faculty holding terminal degrees. ACU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1.
The average first-year student’s financial aid package for 2017-18 was $27,000, which included a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. ACU offered scholarships and grants valued at more than $33 million to the entering class of 2017.
$33,330 for tuition and general fees (up to 36 hours per year in ACU’s annual block tuition plan), plus approximately $10,020 for room and board and $1,250 for textbooks and supplies.