Abilene Christian University Rankings

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In the World#1718 of 14178
In North America#526 of 2629
In the United States#478 of 2528
In Texas#28 of 119
In Abilene#1 of 3

Quick Review

Religion
Churches of Christ
Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1123
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$27,883 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
3,525
Graduates
1,767
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
acu.edu

Abilene Christian University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%59%63%
Applicants11,3794,3467,033
Admissions6,9962,5584,438
Freshmen enrolled full time907350557
Freshmen enrolled part time251213

509 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,424 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
442 or 48%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1015
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Abilene Christian University are 1015-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
442 or 48%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Abilene Christian University are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3070 (58%)
Hispanic938 (18%)
Black or African American705 (13%)
Two or more races220 (4%)
Nonresident Alien159 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown106 (2%)
Asian68 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native7 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,883/year
Average aid awarded
$21,644
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$24,153
$30-48K$24,260
$48-75K$25,207
$75-110K$26,902
$110K+$31,271

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$36,250$22,356
Tuition in-state$36,250$22,356
Tuition out-of-state$36,250$22,356
Fee in-district$50
Fee in-state$50
Fee out-of-state$50

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,013
Combined charge for room and board$11,065
Room charge$5,585
Meal charge$5,480

Abilene Christian University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General6378
Accounting5644
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist3350
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3334
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse51
Social Work2121
Psychology, General393
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling40
Kinesiology and Exercise Science39
Finance, General36
Marketing & Marketing Management, General36
Biology & Biological Sciences, General31
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution29
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration27
Elementary Education and Teaching25
Occupational Therapy & Therapist25
Speech Communication and Rhetoric183
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other21
Game and Interactive Media Design21
Education, General21
Educational Leadership and Administration, General315
Human Development and Family Studies, General17
Engineering, General16
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other16
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General16
Computer Science14
Biochemistry13
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration13
English Language and Literature, General121
Dietetics & Dietitian112
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other102
Political Science and Government, General11
Bible & Biblical Studies11
Interior Design11
Counseling Psychology10
Nursing Practice10
Architecture and Related Services, Other9
Fine & Studio Arts, General9
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia9
Music, General7
Divinity & Ministry7
Sociology6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management6
School Psychology6
Social Studies Teacher Education5
English & Language Arts Teacher Education5
Music Teacher Education5
Animal Sciences, General5
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations5
Graphic Design5
Journalism, Other4
Mathematics, General4
Environmental Science4
Mathematics Teacher Education4
Clinical Psychology4
History, General3
Chemistry, General3
Information Technology3
Voice and Opera2
Spanish Language Teacher Education2
Management Information Systems, General2
International & Global Studies2
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology2
Physics, General1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Biology Teacher Education1
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs1
Grand Total978342627
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%56%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 58%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,240
Citations
76,894

Publication count by topic

Physics
259
Psychology
180
Chemistry
82
Sociology
77
History
64
Medicine
64
Biology
60
Computer science
60
Philosophy
56
Art
49
Political science
36
Mathematics
33
Business
24
Economics
20
Geography
16
Engineering
16
Environmental science
9
Geology
7
Materials science
5

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics66323,078
Computer science11818,478
Psychology13536,181
History152134
Sociology1528734
Geography1555737
Philosophy170820
Business1801840
Art20669
Geology2659111
Biology30781,423
Medicine3116845
Political science315133
Mathematics3355309
Environmental science3405145
Economics342171
Chemistry3534778
Engineering3755117
Materials science526514

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901429
1991746
19921559
1993866
1994877
19951275
1996691
19975101
19981298
19998195
200021244
200120303
200214393
200335561
200437780
2005351203
2006501470
2007401891
2008371928
2009442365
2010361977
2011452575
2012372135
2013492751
2014572669
2015522522
2016672879
2017493278
2018493687
2019523805
2020643409

General info

Alternative namesACU
Founded1906
WikipediaAbilene Christian University
Colorspurple, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May) Summer courses (May-August)
Total FTE staff856
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1600 Campus Court
Abilene, Texas, 79699
United States
City population117,000
Phone3256742000
Fax+1 (325) 674 6533

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