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Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

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Founded in 1906, Abilene Christian University is a private institution residing on 208 urban acres in Abilene, Texas. The school is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and almost two dozen graduate programs. Notable Abilene Christian University alumni include pastor and author Max Lucado, and Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox.

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Quick Facts

ACU Box 29100
Abilene, TX 79699-9000

2013-2014 Tuition

$28,350 Tuition and Fees


3626 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female


February 15 application deadline
45.5% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1906

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Animal Sciences, General, Information Technology, Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Engineering Science, Spanish Language and Literature, Human Development and Family Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Science, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Bible/Biblical Studies, Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other, Theology and Religious Vocations, Other, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Social Work, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Social Sciences, Other, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Information Resources Management, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Minors Offered

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Public Relations/Image Management

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,626
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,397
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 173
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%
Percent of international undergraduates: 5%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station

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