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Abilene, Texas

Abilene Christian University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Abilene Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57%
Admission Difficulty for Abilene Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Abilene Christian University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,590 out of 11,569 applicants were admitted making Abilene Christian University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Abilene Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Abilene Christian University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Abilene Christian University?

Abilene Christian University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Abilene Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >69%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 57%-69%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 44%-57%
945 to 1040 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 945 Low <31%
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Abilene Christian University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Abilene Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Abilene Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Abilene Christian University?

Admission data indicates that Abilene Christian University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Abilene Christian University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Abilene Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >69%
24 to 27 Avg + 57%-69%
21 to 24 Avg - 44%-57%
18 to 21 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 18 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.58
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Abilene Christian University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Abilene Christian University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Abilene Christian University accepts 57% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Abilene Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,181 4,388 11,569
Accepted 4,219 2,371 6,590
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 57%
Enrolled 590 334 924
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 14% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Abilene Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Abilene Christian University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Abilene Christian University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

51% of students submit their SAT scores to Abilene Christian University. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Abilene Christian University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.