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Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

Abilene Christian University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Abilene Christian University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who apply to Abilene Christian University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Abilene Christian University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Abilene Christian University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Mean SAT Score 1157
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 35%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 28%
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 Yes November 1 November 15

Want to Apply Early to Abilene Christian University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Abilene Christian University will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 15.

Abilene Christian University accepts around 77% of early action applicants and 70% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Abilene Christian University admitted 4,121 of the 5,345 who applied early action.

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

More on Abilene Christian University Admissions

How To Get Into Abilene Christian University

Getting into Abilene Christian University is moderately difficult. Abilene Christian University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Abilene Christian University accepted 70% of all applicants, around 5,755 from 8,208 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Abilene Christian University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

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's Most Important for Getting Into Abilene Christian University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

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

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

Abilene Christian University 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, 53% submitted a class rank. At Abilene Christian University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 84% 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 26%
3.75 and 3.99 31%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 reflects 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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 35% of Abilene Christian University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% 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 strive to score between 1070 and 1268 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Abilene Christian University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1268 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 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Abilene Christian University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Abilene Christian University?

To be most competitive at Abilene Christian University, you should strive to earn between 22 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 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Abilene Christian University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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.Applicants should hear back by September 1.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring 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

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

✅ Abilene Christian University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, Abilene Christian University is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Abilene Christian University's acceptance rate?

✅ Abilene Christian University's acceptance rate is 70%.

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

❌ Abilene Christian University does not offer early decision.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Abilene Christian University was 77% in 2021.

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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 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.


Abilene Christian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Abilene Christian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1268


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1268 and Above


1070 to 1268


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 1268 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Abilene Christian University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1268 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 3.65. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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