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Abilene Christian University Admission Requirements

Abilene, Texas

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Chances of getting into Abilene Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
63%
Admission Difficulty for Abilene Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Abilene Christian University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Abilene Christian University is 63%.  It ranks #24 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Abilene Christian University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,679 out of 10,534 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent (SAT 1010/1220 ACT 21/27). Abilene Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.68. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Abilene Christian University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Abilene Christian University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 51% of students submitted SAT scores and 48% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Abilene Christian University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
51%
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Abilene Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Abilene Christian University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Abilene Christian University ranks #19 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Abilene Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >76%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 63%-76%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 47%-63%
905 to 1010 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 905 Low <32%
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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 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Abilene Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
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 #13 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Abilene Christian University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Abilene Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >76%
24 to 27 Avg + 63%-76%
21 to 24 Avg - 47%-63%
18 to 21 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 18 Low <32%
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Abilene Christian University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.68
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Abilene Christian University?

Applicants require 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 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 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 63% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Abilene Christian University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% 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 54%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Abilene Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,679 3,855 10,534
Accepted 4,333 2,346 6,679
Acceptance Rate 65% 61% 63%
Enrolled 546 313 859
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
13

Applicants have 13 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Abilene Christian University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Abilene Christian University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Abilene Christian University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Abilene Christian University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Abilene Christian University?

63% 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.

What SAT score is required for Abilene Christian University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1220. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Abilene Christian University?

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.