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Abilene, Texas

Abilene Christian University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Abilene Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.1%
Admission Difficulty for Abilene Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Abilene Christian University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,952 out of 10,252 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Abilene Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Abilene Christian University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 47 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Abilene Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >70%
1200 to 1290 Avg + 58%-70%
1110 to 1200 Avg - 45%-58%
1020 to 1110 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1020 Low <32%
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Abilene Christian University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for Abilene Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
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 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 52 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
26 and Above Good >72%
23 to 26 Avg + 58%-72%
21 to 23 Avg - 47%-58%
19 to 21 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 19 Low <37%
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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 #8 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 58% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Abilene Christian University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

58% of Abilene Christian University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Abilene Christian University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Abilene Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,164 3,663 10,252
Accepted 3,856 2,096 5,952
Acceptance Rate 63% 57% 58%
Enrolled 581 391 972
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
151

Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Abilene Christian University before the Feb 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.