A national leader in student success
For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.
U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three of eight areas of emphasis:
- First-Year Experience, No. 4
- Learning Communities, No. 9
- Service Learning, No. 10
Abilene Christian also ranked No. 44 nationally in the Undergraduate Research category. ACU is the only Texas institution to be ranked in four of the eight categories, and no other university in the state was named in the top 10 of any category.
In the 2021 “America’s Best Colleges,” ACU ranked 15th overall among Regional Universities (West). Also in the Regional Universities (West) rankings, Abilene Christian was named:
- Best Undergraduate Teaching, No. 3
- Most Innovative, No. 4
- Best Value, No. 9
- Best Colleges for Veterans, No. 9