Abilene Christian University

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Abilene Christian University


Graduates

  • 72% have a job after 6 months
  • 89% have a job after 1 year
  • 99% have a job after 2 years

Tuition

$16,330 / year

Room and Board

$6,129

Application deadline

August 1

Application fee

$25




Educational Resources

Libraries

In 2006 the Library opened the Learning Commons, a partnership of library service, information technology, group study space and Internet cafe. The Brown Library houses the Callie Faye Milliken Special Collections featuring 6,000 volumes of rare and specialized materials and 20,000 audio and video tapes and photographs including the papers and artifacts of Omar Burleson who served fifteen terms as a U.S. congressman. The Library also houses the Center for Restoration Studies, a collection of manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, and other resources on the Stone-Cambell movement in America.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 503,707 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,771 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,200,000 microforms.
  • 65,246 Audio/Visual items.
  • 5,300 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery, museum of university's history, biblical restoration studies center, voice institute, demonstration farm/ranch, observatory.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 700 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 40 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 10 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 97% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

reading, math, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 44% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 76% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 8% of housing units are Triples.
  • 11% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 13 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 15% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 97% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 25% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Welcome Week, Sing Song, Freshman Follies, International Culture Show, ACU Theatre, Annual Black History Production, Homecoming Musical, parade, carnival & football.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 100 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Delta Tau Alpha(Agriculture), Kappa Delta Phi(Education), Kappa Omicron Nu(Family Con. Sci. ), Kappa Tau Alpha(JMC), Lambda Pi Eta(Communication), Mu Phi Epsilon(Music), Mu Sigma(Math), Phi Alpha Theta(History), Phi Eta Sigma(Freshman), Phi Sigma Iota(Foreign Language), Pi Kappa Delta(Forensics), Pi Sigma Alpha(Political Science), Sigma Theta Tau(Nursing), W Club (Womens), Psi Chi(Psychology), Alpha Psi Omega, Honor Students' Organization, Phi Beta Lambda
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Mission Fellowship, Asia Interest Group, Domestic Missions, His Singers, Latin American Missions Partnership, Lets Start Talking, Missions Student Committee, Seekers of the Word, Spring Break Campaigns, The Light (Singing Ministry), Weekend Campaigns, World Wide Youth Camps
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Essence of Ebony, Hispanos Unidos, SHADES, International Student Association, LYNAY(Love your neighbor as yourself)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Association, Graduate Student Association, Acapella Chorus, ACM, ACU Cycling Club, ACU opera, Aggie Club, Alpha Hockey Omega, American Medical Students Association, American Society of Interior Design, Big Purple Band, Broadcast society, Campus Acivities Team, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Eagle Scouts Venture Crew, Freshman Action Council, Flying Cats, Integrated Marketing Communication Organization, Internation Business Society, Leadership Education and Development(LEAD), Mac Users Groups, Marketing club, Nursing Students Association, Pre-Law Council, Public Relations Students Society of America, Senior Class, Shinnery Review, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Soccer Club, Social Work Club, Society for Human Resource Management, Society of Physics Students, Sophomore Class, Student Accounting/Finance Society, Student Alumni Association, Student Athlete Advisory Board, Student Dietetic Association, Student Honors Cabinet, Student Managed Investment Fund, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Synchronized Swimming Club, Habitat for Humanity, Service Action Leadership Team, Treadaway Kids, Wildcat Kids.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Optimist (twice per week)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Dallas/Fort Worth (180), Abilene (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Dallas (180)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Abilene (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 75% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 18% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 22% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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