Rankings and Recognition

Our enthusiasm around all things ACU is reflected in our accolades. We’re nationally recognized for student success, teaching and innovation. We pass that excellence on to our students, equipping them to achieve top placements and become remarkable leaders.

Our enthusiasm around all things ACU is reflected in our accolades. We’re nationally recognized for student success, teaching and innovation. We pass that excellence on to our students, equipping them to achieve top placements and become remarkable leaders.

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A National Leader in Student Success

  • Most Innovative Schools: No. 2 Among Regional Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges”
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching: No. 4 Among Regional Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges”
  • First-Year Experience: No. 7 In the Nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Academic Programs to Look For” national benchmark
  • Best Colleges for Veterans: No. 7 Among Regional Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges”
  • Learning Communities: No. 9 In the Nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Academic Programs to Look For” national benchmark
  • Service Learning: No. 9 In the Nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Academic Programs to Look For” national benchmark
  • Best in the West: No. 16 Among Regional Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges”
  • Best Value Schools: No. 20 Among Regional Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges”
  • Undergrad Research and Creative Projects: No. 43 in the Nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Academic Programs to Look For” national benchmark
  • Best in the West: Princeton Review’s “Best Regional Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2022 list
  • Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education National Rankings
    • Recognized in 2022 college rankings
  • Forbes Magazine “America’s Top Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2021 list
  • Money Magazine “Best Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2021 list for quality, affordability and student outcomes
  • Colleges of Distinction
    • Recognized in 2021-22 list
  • Military Friendly Schools 
    • National Designation, 2021 list
  • Top Producer of Fulbright Student Scholars
    • Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2019
  • Tops In Student Engagement
    • National Survey of Student Engagement, 2021 National Survey
  • The Princeton Review Top 50 In the Nation
    • Recognized in 2022 game design programs