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Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History   1
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address ACU Box 29100
City, State, Zip Abilene, TX  79699
Phone (325) 674-2650
Fax  
E-mail info@admissions.acu.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline Not reported
Early Action Notification Not reported
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Application Fee $50
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification March 15
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Not accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank X      
Recommendations     X  
Essay     X  
Interview       X
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 10,252 applicants were admitted
   Women 53% of 6,194 applicants were admitted
   Men 48% of 4,058 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 1,162 (22%) of 5,217 admitted students enrolled
   Women 683 (21%) of 3,268 admitted students enrolled
   Men 479 (25%) of 1,949 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
66% of 5599 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 525 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 20%
  Score of 500 - 600 40%
  Score of 400 - 500 32%
  Score of 300 - 400 6%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 526 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 4%
  Score of 600 - 700 18%
  Score of 500 - 600 42%
  Score of 400 - 500 29%
  Score of 300 - 400 7%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 502 average
440-560 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 14%
  Score of 500 - 600 35%
  Score of 400 - 500 39%
  Score of 300 - 400 10%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.64
3.75 and Above 38%
3.50 - 3.74 27%
3.25 - 3.49 19%
3.00 - 3.24 9%
2.50 - 2.99 6%
2.00 - 2.49 1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 13%
  Score of 24 - 29 42%
  Score of 18 - 23 41%
  Score of 12 - 17 5%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 58%
Top half: 87%
Bottom half: 13%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 1%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported