Abilene Christian University (ACU) offers an exceptional education in a distinctive Christian environment at an affordable price. ACU believes strongly in the dignity and worth of the individual and in academic integrity, achieving success, and enjoying life. Christian education at ACU integrates faith and hands-on learning, represented in every facet of campus life. Founded in 1906, ACU is an independent comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 4,600 students and is one of the largest private universities in the Southwest. The school is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. The University offers 117 Bachelor's programs, more than thirty Master's programs, and one doctoral program. Work completed at ACU is accepted by all colleges and universities in the United States. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Biblical Studies is an associate member of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and the College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As a teaching institution, ACU emphasizes a dynamic personal relationship between professors and their students. Qualified faculty members, not graduate assistants, teach undergraduates, and when professors do research, undergraduates work with them. Each year, some of the nation's top companies come to campus to interview because they hold ACU graduates in high regard for their blend of creativity, technical skills, thorough training, and moral integrity. ACU students have an acceptance rate of more than 80 percent to medical and other professional schools, well above the national average. The Optimist, the ACU student newspaper, has been rated All-American every year since 1975. ACU supports an environment of honest, Christian care, and relationships that start even before classes begin. Each fall during Welcome Week, upperclass students help freshmen adjust to the social side of college life through diverse activities, including one-on-one and group discussions and possibly the world's largest game of Twister. The student body is generally enriched by people from all 50 states and about 60 countries. More than 200 international students are enrolled at ACU. About 100 active campus organizations, including men and women's social clubs, offer students with a variety of interests opportunities for involvement. Movie nights, devotionals, big-name concerts, intercollegiate sports, and student productions ensure that students can find great entertainment without leaving campus.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security