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Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,758
   Women 2,200 (58.5%)
   Men 1,558 (41.5%)
Graduate Students 1,152
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 3.64
SAT Math 525 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 526 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $46,400
  Tuition and Fees $32,070
  Room and Board $9,730
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $23,019
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 253
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Abilene Population 118,117
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 48% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wildcats
Sororities 34% of women participate
Fraternities 28% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
17.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.6% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students 3.6% from 40 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 32.0%