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Abilene Christian University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: Church of Christ
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,145
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $207,438,659
Admissions Address

ACU Box 29100
Abilene, TX 79699-9000

Website

http://www.acu.edu

Admissions E-mail

info@admissions.acu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Robert Heil
Admissions office telephone: (800) 460-6228
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.acu.edu/admissions/ugrad/applyonline.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 12 12

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 52%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 52%
Total applicants: 3,661
Total acceptances: 1,914
Total freshman enrollment: 964
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,452
Male acceptances: 793
Male freshman enrollment: 436
 
Female applicants: 2,209
Female acceptances: 1,121
Female freshman enrollment: 528
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 64%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 58%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 52%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 620
Math: 490 – 630
Combined: 970 – 1250

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.7% 9.5%
600-699 25.6% 26.0%
500-599 36.6% 37.6%
400-499 26.2% 24.3%
300-399 2.8% 2.4%
200-299 0.2% 0.2%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 48%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 28
Math: 19 – 26
Composite: 20 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.7% 15.8% 9.1%
24-29 35.7% 36.4% 34.6%
18-23 47.6% 37.9% 44.4%
12-17 5.0% 8.9% 11.5%
6-11 0.0% 1.1% 0.4%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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