Abilene Christian University FACTS

Abilene Christian University is located in Abilene, Texas. Originally, ACU was founded in 1906 as Childers Classical Institute. It currently has a 262-acre campus. Abilene Christian University offers more than 70 undergraduate programs and offers more than two dozen master’s degrees. acu-office-president-banner

Student Stats:

  • 80 percent of graduates are accepted to medical or dental school, double the national average
  • 90 percent of graduates are accepted into law school
  • $34 million in institutional financial aid awarded last academic year
  • 98 percent of students receive some type of financial aid from ACU

Some of the most popular reviews of ACU:

  • America’s 100 Best College Buys – 12 consecutive years
  • Apple Distinguished School – recognized for innovation
  • US News & World Report – #2 Most Innovative in the West
  • The Princeton Review – one of the Best in the West
  • Forbes Magazine – one of America’s Top Colleges
  • America’s Best Christian Colleges
  • 2016 Military Friendly® School

More Stats:

  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 253 full-time faculty members
  • 93% of faculty members have highest degree in their field

Online Programs Available at ACU:

  • Certificate in Medical Family Therapy (non-degree)Certificate
  • Certificate of Conflict ResolutionCertificate
  • Certificate of Conflict Resolution for EducatorsCertificate
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational LeadershipEdD
  • Doctor of Nursing PracticeDNP
  • Master of Arts in Christian MinistryMA
  • Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and ReconciliationMA
  • Master of Arts in Global ServiceMA
  • Master of Business AdministrationMBA
  • Master of DivinityMDiv
  • Master of Education in Higher EducationMEd
  • Master of Education in Instructional LeadershipMEd
  • Master of Healthcare AdministrationMHA
  • Master of Marriage and Family TherapyMMFT
  • Master of Science in IT LeadershipMSITL
  • Master of Science in Organizational DevelopmentMS

Interestingly,  ACU is one of the few Christian colleges that maintains daily required chapel for all undergraduate full-time students. Chapel is a 30-minute praise and worship time, usually with a featured speaker. The whole campus stops classes and activities for chapel. It is also one of only seven faith-based institutions with a press which prints books about Churches of Christ theology.

Some pictures from ACU:

  • Zona Luce Building – original 1929 school house, now home of the Nursing department.

  • Sewell Auditorium – built in 1929, original home of daily chapel

  • University Church of Christ on EN 16th St

  • McDonald Hall for freshman women

  • Nelson Hall for freshman women

  • Gardner Hall for freshman women

  • Sikes Hall for sophomore women

  • Williams Performing Arts Center, built in 2003

  • Williams Performing Arts Center glass atrium

  • A view of the WPAC and the Business Building from across the pond

  • Moody Coliseum, home of daily chapel and Sing Song, as well as sporting events and concerts

  • Brown Library

  • ACU Tower of Light and Bible Building Atrium

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