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About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Abilene, TX.

Founded in 1906, Abilene Christian University currently enrolls around 5,291 students a year, including 3,494 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Abilene Christian University's endowment was valued at $443,572,575 in 2021. For each full-time student, Abilene Christian University spends about $9,998.

Admissions Facts About Abilene Christian University

Acceptance rate: 63%

Average GPA: 3.68

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1122

Does not offer early decision.

Offers early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Abilene Christian University is February 15

All regular decision applicants should hear back March 15.

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Abilene Christian University Acceptance Rate 2021

Abilene Christian University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 63 percent of all applicants are admitted to Abilene Christian University each year. In 2021, Abilene Christian University admitted 6,679 of the 10,534 people who applied.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.68 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1122. The mean ACT scores is 24.

Abilene Christian University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Abilene Christian University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 970 students who started at Abilene Christian University as first-time freshman, 511 graduate within four years.

Around 66 percent of students who started at Abilene Christian University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 52 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $49,741 a year.

Based on this information, how does Abilene Christian University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Abilene Christian University a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 15.

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College Info

1600 Campus Court Abilene, TX 79699

Campus Setting: Urban

Abilene Christian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Abilene Christian University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Abilene Christian University is Aug 15.


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Abilene Christian University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Abilene Christian University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Abilene Christian University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Abilene Christian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1228


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

515 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1228 and Above


1030 to 1228


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Abilene Christian University students is 1129. Applicants with SAT scores of 1228 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Abilene Christian University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1228 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Abilene Christian University.

Abilene Christian University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Abilene Christian University is like? There are approximately 5,292 students enrolled at Abilene Christian University, including 3,525 undergraduate students and 1,767 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from TX and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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