#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

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Student Population
Abilene Christian University overview
Location Abilene, Texas
Online acu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Churches of Christ
Abilene Christian University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Churches of Christ faith. In the most recent statistical year 10,534 prospective students applied, and 6,679 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 859 enrolled in the school.  3,678 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,613 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $37,750 plus fees of $50. Abilene Christian University is ranked 355 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Abilene Christian University is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Abilene Christian University overview
SAT 1010/1220
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Abilene Christian University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$50
Room and Board $11,350
Budget for Other Expenses$3,272
Total One Year Cost$53,672

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Abilene Christian University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
General Studies 8%
Health Professions 8%
Communication 8%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=222178 IPEDS survey data for Abilene Christian University.

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