Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private non-profit university affiliated with the Churches of Christ located in Abilene, Texas. ACU offers over 70 bachelor's programs and over 24 master's degrees. Some of the majors available for bachelor degree seeking students include, Agricultural Business, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Sociology.

  • Average Tuition USD 20,500
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 4,544
  • International Students 3%
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Campus Setting City
  • Application Deadline rolling

School Description

Abilene Christian University was established in 1906 as the Childers Classical Institute. In 1912, the school officially became Abilene Christian College. Along with campus growth, the total number of student enrollment reached 300. After further growth to the campus, and a relocation to a larger area, the college officially gained university status in 1976.

Abilene Christian University has a student enrollment over 4,500 that come from 41 different countries. ACU has a 262 acre campus located in Abilene, which is about 150 miles west of Dallas. Students at ACU have plenty of opportunities to be active on campus with over 100 student organizations available. Some of these organizations include ACU Lacrosse, Cycling Club, and the International Students' Association (ISA).

Master Programs

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Clinical Psychology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Communication

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    English

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Master of Divinity; Christian Ministry

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Occupational Therapy

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Psychology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Social Work

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Teaching & Learning

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Theology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 288
  • Average SAT Score 1640

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    Even though applicaitons are accepted year round it is recommended that all applciaiton relevant materials are submitted to the University no later than 60 days before the term starts.

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          • Testimony
            1989-1990, MA

            Great Education - Exceptional Learning Environment

            The classes were engaging, the faculty energized and interested in the students and more than that, always coaching you on some of the "gray" areas that so often crop up in life and require delicate decisions and actions. I would not be the person I am without having attended ACU. And I certainly wouldn't have been able to weather some of the less than reputable work situations and power hungry individuals without the building blocks established here.

          • Testimony
            1967-1971, BS Bus Admin

            A Grat Heritage for Chrstin Base Education

            Beside the fact that my grandmother, parents, brother and sister, wife and enough other relatives that could fill the HMS Queen Mary are alumni of Abilene Christian, I look back on my years at ACU with fond memories and great appreciation for the professors, staff and other alumni who mentored and encouraged me in so many ways throughout the years. The life-long friendships established and cultivated at ACU and the Christian based education I received helped set me on a path for success in both the professional and personal aspects of my life.

          • Testimony
            1993-1997, MBA

            Outstanding Community and High Quality Education

            Studying at COBA, I am extremely grateful for the personal interest the faculty and staff took in developing and equipping me for my career and calling. I hold my professors and the school leadership in very high regard and reflect back on the time in my life with gratitude.