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COLLEGE PROFILE

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 GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 3
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredFebruary 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressACU Box 29100
City, State, ZipAbilene, TX  79699-9100
Phone(325) 674-2650
Fax 
E-mailinfo@admissions.acu.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 15
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNot reported
Early Action NotificationNot reported
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate49% of 10,188 applicants were admitted
   Women52% of 6,059 applicants were admitted
   Men44% of 4,129 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,030 (21%) of 4,986 admitted students enrolled
   Women629 (20%) of 3,150 admitted students enrolled
   Men401 (22%) of 1,836 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate46% of 5756 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.58
3.75 and Above39%
3.50 - 3.7428%
3.25 - 3.4919%
3.00 - 3.246%
2.50 - 2.996%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math547 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading532 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing511 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 27%
Top half: 87%
Bottom half: 13%
National Merit Scholar1%
Valedictorian2%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.43 3.93 524 509 502 25
Low 2.70 3.20 470 360 410 20
High 3.97 4.50 656 657 657 32
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