Arizona Christian University

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Christian University (formerly Southwestern College and Global University) is a church-affiliated school offering majors in business, music, elementary and secondary education, Christian ministries, counseling, and Biblical studies. Its 35-acre campus is located in Phoenix.

Website: arizonachristian.edu/

Private
Co-ed
700
Undergraduate
Students
(35.9%) 251 Women
(64.1%) 449 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 246 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
420-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
430-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,550
Tuition and Fees
$25,476
Room and Board
$10,674
Average Percent of Need Met
31%
Average Freshman Award
$9,665
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
17
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Phoenix Population
1,488,750
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Phoenix
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
15.6% Black/African-American
23.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.5% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
4.4%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2625 East Cactus Road
City, State, Zip
Phoenix, AZ 85032-7042
Phone
(417) 862-9533
Fax
 
E-mail
info@globaluniversity.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

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 all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 246 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 107 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 139 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
198 (81%) of 243 admitted students enrolled
Women
80 (77%) of 104 admitted students enrolled
Men
118 (85%) of 139 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
420-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
430-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
38%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,550
Tuition and Fees
$25,476
Room and Board
$10,674
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
470 (98.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
426 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
349 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
50 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$9,665
Need-Based Gift
Received by 345 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,507
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 269 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,775
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 40 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
166 (31.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,683

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
460 (89.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
422 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
388 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
64 (16.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
28%
Average Award
$9,685
Need-Based Gift
Received by 380 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,478
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 178 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,894
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 30 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
179 (18.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,439

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Communication, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family Psychology
  • Lay Ministry
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
17
Part-Time Faculty
71
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
9%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
48,598
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
37
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Not reported
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
None

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Phoenix Population
1,488,750
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Phoenix
Campus Size
19 acres

Weather

Temperature
41.2 average low in January, 103.5 average high in September
Rain
36 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
20-hour patrol with a guard on call on weekdays, 24-hour patrol by trained security personnel on weekends

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, joseph story pre-law society, international student association, pre-medicine club, flock council and flock leaders, reason and religion
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
700
Women
251 (35.9%)
Men
449 (64.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
643
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
15.6% Black/African-American
23.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.5% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
4.4%
Average Age
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
47.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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