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Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Abilene Christian University Admissions

Abilene Christian University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Abilene Christian University is 79%. Out of 9,397 applications received in 2023, 7,386 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Abilene Christian University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Abilene Christian University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.

Abilene Christian University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Abilene Christian University's admissions stats.

Abilene Christian University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24.2%
Mean SAT Score 1157
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 49%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 30%
Waitlist No

Abilene Christian University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Abilene Christian University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Abilene Christian University?

Abilene Christian University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Abilene Christian University Admissions

Transferring to Abilene Christian University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Abilene Christian University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Abilene Christian University

What does Abilene Christian University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Abilene Christian University for more information on admission factors.

Abilene Christian University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Abilene Christian University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Abilene Christian University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Abilene Christian University?

Students admitted to Abilene Christian University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Abilene Christian University 24.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54.3% were in the top 25% and 83.6% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Abilene Christian University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 21%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 21.2%
3.25 and 3.49 11.6%
3.00 and 3.24 13.2%
2.50 and 2.9 8.8%
2.00 and 2.49 1.2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Abilene Christian University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Abilene Christian University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 49% of Abilene Christian University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Abilene Christian University?

To be competitive with other Abilene Christian University applicants, you should aim to score between 1070 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Abilene Christian University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Abilene Christian University student is 1157.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Abilene Christian University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Abilene Christian University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

To be most competitive at Abilene Christian University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Abilene Christian University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Abilene Christian University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Abilene Christian University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Abilene Christian University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Abilene Christian University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Abilene Christian University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Abilene Christian University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Abilene Christian University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Abilene Christian University accept transfer credits?

✅ Abilene Christian University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Abilene Christian University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Abilene Christian University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Abilene Christian University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Abilene Christian University?

❌ No, Abilene Christian University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Abilene Christian University's acceptance rate?

✅ Abilene Christian University's acceptance rate is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Abilene Christian University?

❌ Abilene Christian University does not offer early decision.

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Abilene Christian University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Abilene Christian University? Abilene Christian University is a somewhat selective institution. The Abilene Christian University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Abilene Christian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Abilene Christian University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Abilene Christian University is Continuous processing.

Abilene Christian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1280


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1280 and Above


1070 to 1280


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Abilene Christian University students is 1157. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Abilene Christian University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Abilene Christian University.

Abilene Christian University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Abilene Christian University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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