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Abilene Christian is a church-affiliated university. It was founded in 1906, became a senior college in 1919, and gained university status in 1976. Its 208-acre campus is located in Abilene, 150 miles west of Fort Worth.

Website: www.acu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,670
Undergraduate
Students
(58.4%) 2,145 Women
(41.6%) 1,525 Men
1,479
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 10,252 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.62
SAT Math
515-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
566 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,957
Tuition and Fees
$36,300
Room and Board
$11,065
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$26,051
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
266
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Abilene Population
118,117
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcats
Sororities
35% of women participate
Fraternities
28% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.3% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
3.9% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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