Abilene Christian University Overview
Located in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Abilene Christian University Known For?
- Students at Abilene Christian have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Abilene Christian.
- In 2017-2018, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Abilene Christian with a bachelor's degree make about $43,000 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Abilene Christian University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Abilene Christian.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Abilene Christian has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Abilene Christian University?
Contact details for Abilene Christian are given below.
|Address:||Abilene, TX 79699|
How Do I Get Into Abilene Christian?
You can apply to Abilene Christian online at: www.acuadmissions.org/start/apply.htm
Admission Requirements for Abilene Christian
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Abilene Christian?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 47% of students accepted to Abilene Christian submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 515 and 600.
Can I Afford Abilene Christian University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Abilene Christian, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $10,784 a year. That adds up to $43,136 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Abilene Christian is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Abilene Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,767 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,352 full-time undergraduates at Abilene Christian, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Abilene Christian University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||287|
|Hispanic or Latino||625|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Abilene Christian University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at Abilene Christian. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Honduras, and Japan.
Online Learning at Abilene Christian University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Abilene Christian has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 67th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Abilene Christian
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Abilene Christian University was 41.3%. This is the #557 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Abilene Christian regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Abilene Christian majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||60%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||44%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||42%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||10%|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||40%|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||14%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Abilene Christian ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Abilene Christian.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Abilene Christian University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Keithimus of English Wikipedia under License
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