Abilene Christian University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Abilene, TX

$36,300

Avg tuition

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About Abilene Christian University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Churches of Christ  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Abilene Christian University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Abilene, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,292, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 61%. The university offers 61 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 61%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $36,300.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

61% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

61% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1015-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

37%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

58%

Hispanic

18%

Black

13%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

30% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

19

Total Online Enrollment

1,933

Student Location Breakout

37% 63%

Percent of Programs Online

81% On-campus

19% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 43% online

Master's Check Bold 41% online

Doctorate Check Bold 67% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

30%

State Grant Aid

37%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

30%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,947
State Grant Aid $3,445
Institution Grant Aid $18,865
Pell Grant Aid $4,636

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.