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Arizona Christian University

Glendale, AZ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University Overview

Arizona Christian University is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Glendale, Arizona. Arizona Christian University was founded in 1960 and enrolls 934 undergrads and no graduate students. Arizona Christian University provides housing for up to 551 students. The majority of students live on campus.

Student Activities at Arizona Christian University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Arizona Christian University's theater groups.

Arizona Christian University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Arizona Christian University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Arizona Christian University on the Student Life page.

2022 Arizona Christian University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
Tuition $29,850
Percent of Need Met 57%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,171

Is Arizona Christian University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better look at what Arizona Christian University offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

Arizona Christian University Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at Arizona Christian University is 74%. Out of 749 applications received in 2022, 557 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arizona Christian University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 47% of students who start at Arizona Christian University come back for their second year of college. Around 50% of students who started at Arizona Christian University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Arizona Christian University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Arizona Christian University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Arizona Christian University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Arizona Christian University's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $4,388 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Arizona Christian University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Arizona Christian University meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Arizona Christian University full-time are awarded $28,171 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $4,007 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Arizona Christian University.

Based on this information, does Arizona Christian University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Arizona Christian University a good school for you?

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Where is Arizona Christian University?

Arizona Christian University is located in the urban setting of Glendale, Arizona, less than an hour from Phoenix.

If you would like to see Arizona Christian University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Arizona State Route 101 to Glendale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Arizona Christian University and Glendale are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 W. Firestorm Way Glendale, AZ 85306

Campus Setting: Urban

Arizona Christian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Arizona Christian University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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22 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arizona Christian University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Arizona Christian University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Arizona Christian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1080


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

476 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1080 and Above


920 to 1080


920 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Arizona Christian University students is 995. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arizona Christian University, while applicants with SAT scores between 920 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 920 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Arizona Christian University.

Arizona Christian University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Arizona Christian University is like? There are approximately 934 students enrolled at Arizona Christian University. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from AZ and 46% percent of students are from other states.


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