Overview

Applicants
9,827
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
515 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — February 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
449
with Terminal Degree
272

251
Men
198
Women
38
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Animal Sciences, General.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Information Resources Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Computer Teacher Education.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Lance Barrow ('78)
Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer of football and golf for CBS Sport

Kent Brantly, M.D. ('03)
family physician and Time Magazine Person of the Year

April (Bullock ?89) Anthony
CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase

Tobie Hatfield ('87)
senior director of athlete innovations, Nike Inc.

Max Lucado ('77)
Minister and best-selling Christian author

Elise (Smith ?83) Mitchell
CEO of Mitchell PR firm and Dentsu Aegis PR Network

Aaron Watson ('00)
country music recording artist

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,728

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,776

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,404

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,415

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,280
Required Fees
$50
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,192
Transportation for Commuters
$1,450

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,378
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,670
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

1.18%
Asian
8.76%
African-American
17.10%
Hispanic
63.72%
Caucasian
3.91%
International

58% female
42% male
11% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Alpha Scholars Program

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
J. Scott Self

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Full psychoeducational assessment (with subscores)

Documentation Required for ADHD

Psychoeducational assessment or response to documentation form from qualified professional

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
114
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
8

28% join a fraternity
35% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

21% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: The Office of Student Multi-cultural Enrichment provides support for students and leadership for minority student organizations. Another organization of diverse students is the LYNAY group, love your neighbor as yourself.

Sustainability

65/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Computer, Dell Computer

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ashley Pyle
Director of Campus Visits & Events

Address
Office of Admissions
ACU Box 29000
Abilene, TX 79699

Phone
325-674-2664

Email
ashley.pyle@acu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Learning Commons in Brown Library
Jacob's Dream Sculpture
World Famous Bean in McGlothlin Campus Cntr.
Hunter Welcome Center
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is built on a foundation of programming excellence in fitness and wellness, informal recreation and instructional programs.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Frontier Texas!
The Grace Museum
Abilene Zoo
Mall of Abilene and Shops at Abilene
Prime Time Family Entertainment Center
4 movie theaters totaling 30 screens and many shopping centers.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
9:15am - 12:15pm
325-674-2664

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.acusports.com/staff.aspx

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses, taxis serve the campus. Abilene Regional Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-20 and Highway 351. Go west on Highway 351 (Ambler Ave). Turn left onto Judge Ely Blvd. ACU is on the right.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Whitten Inn University, Residence Inn Marriott, Towne Place Suites, Courtyard


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