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Abilene Christian University Overview

Abilene Christian University is a private, non-profit institution located in Abilene, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Abilene Christian Known For?

  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor’s degree is the highest one a student can attain at Abilene Christian.
  • The student loan default rate at Abilene Christian is 4.3%, which is lower than the national rate of 10.8%.
  • A student who earns a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian makes roughly $43,000 a year.
  • Approximately 83% of the faculty at Abilene Christian are full-time.

Abilene Christian University Ranking

Abilene Christian landed the #514 spot in College Factual’s 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 80 colleges in Texas, it is ranked at #19.

Notable Rankings for Abilene Christian University
Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 451
Best Colleges for International Students 474
Best Colleges in the United States 514
Best Colleges for Diversity 837
Best Colleges for Veterans 882
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 939

Where Is Abilene Christian University?

Contact Details for Abilene Christian University
Contact Details
Address: Abilene, TX
Phone: 325-674-2000
Location of Abilene Christian University

How Do I Get Into Abilene Christian University?

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Admissions Requirements for Abilene Christian University
Submission Required?
GPA recommended
Rank recommended
School Record required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Abilene Christian University?

Abilene Christian screens its applicants, and it has an overall acceptance rate of 58%.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the 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 range between 510 and 620. Math scores are between 515 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Abilene Christian University  ( 510 to 620 )
SAT Math Scores for Abilene Christian University  ( 515 to 600 )

Abilene Christian received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores range between 20 and 26. Math scores are between 20 and 26. Composite scores are between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Abilene Christian University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Abilene Christian University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Abilene Christian University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Abilene Christian University?

The overall average net price for Abilene Christian is $26,037. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups in 2016-2017.

Net Price by Income Group for Abilene Christian University
$0-30k $30k-48k $48k-75k $75k-110k $110k +
$22,071 $23,643 $24,895 $26,930 $29,707

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It’s not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Abilene Christian, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $11,822 a year. That adds up to $47,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Abilene Christian is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.8%.

Abilene Christian University Student Population

There are 3,666 undergraduate students at Abilene Christian, with 3,508 being full-time and 158 being part-time.

Number of Undergraduate Students at Abilene Christian University

There are also 1,479 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,508 full-time undergraduates at Abilene Christian, 41.5% are male and 58.5% are female.

Gender Diversity at Abilene Christian University

Racial Diversity

The racial breakdown of the full-time undergraduates at Abilene Christian breaks down as follows:

  • African American or Black: 8.5%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.9%
  • White: 64.2%
  • Non-Resident Aliens: 4.1%
  • Other Racial Groups: 5.2%

Abilene Christian University Student Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren’t the only ones who study at Abilene Christian. 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.

Abilene Christian University Majors

Abilene Christian offers at least 23 programs. The table below shows the number of degrees awarded in 2017-2018 for each one.

Programs at Abilene Christian University
Program Name Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees
Business, Management & Marketing 0 151
Health Professions 0 94
Visual & Performing Arts 0 53
Psychology 0 52
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 0 50
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 0 50
Communication & Journalism 0 45
Education 0 44
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 0 40
Computer & Information Sciences 0 27
Theology & Religious Vocations 0 27
Social Sciences 0 18
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 0 18
Public Administration & Social Service 0 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 0 10
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 0 10
Engineering 0 10
Physical Sciences 0 8
Mathematics & Statistics 0 8
English Language & Literature 0 8
Architecture & Related Services 5 0
History 0 5
Natural Resources & Conservation 0 1


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