Abilene Christian University (ACU)

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ACU can be found in Abilene, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,200 students enrolled each year at Abilene Christian University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1410 (25th percentile) - 1740 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to ACU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the ACU average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. Roughly 50% of all applicant were accepted at ACU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 21% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at acu.edu.

Overall ACU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Abilene Christian University was reported as 48.9% in Fall 2013 with over 10,200 college applications submitted to ACU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACU SAT Scores: 1410 - 1740
  • ACU ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • ACU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Abilene Christian University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Abilene Christian University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Abilene Christian University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 49.1%
  • 2010-2011: 52.5%
  • 2011-2012: 64.4%
  • 2012-2013: 45.5%
  • 2013-2014: 48.9%
  • Projected ACU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 51.1%

How Does ACU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Abilene Christian University is thirteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hardin-Simmons University37.6%
McMurry University59.2%
Howard Payne University53.8%
Texas Wesleyan University41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ACU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math490 - 600
Writing450 - 560
Total Score1410 - 1740
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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