Students praying in chapel

Many Minds One Body

About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university affiliated with Churches of Christ and committed to transformative, energized learning. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership in their personal and professional lives.

Our faith-based education goes beyond academics. ACU’s residential campus offers students a safe place to grow intellectually and spiritually — and to learn to live independently. Division I athletics, intramural sports, 100+ student organizations, and countless service and worship opportunities contribute to our vibrant student life.

Students Walking Around Campus

Learn more about ACU


A Focus on Career and Calling

Our graduates are practicing Christians who excel in their careers. An ACU education is about discovering how your life and work respond to God’s call.

More About Our Mission
Sing Song

A Community with Rich Traditions

Wildcats share in many moments and memories, including Sing Song, Purple Fridays and the Candlelight Devotional.

See what makes us unique
Grace Theatre in Abilene, TX

Around Abilene

Abilene, situated west-central Texas, is an extension of our campus community. Explore our surrounding area.

More About Our Hometown

Many Places One Community

Dallas Skyline

Dallas, TX

ACU’s Dallas-Fort Worth location brings our academic programs and real-world learning opportunities to the big city. ACU Dallas provides our undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to apply their skills in a professional setting, while also connecting vocation and mission.

Learn More
Online students


ACU. Anywhere. Earn your advanced degree on your own time. Abilene Christian offers flexible, online graduate and doctoral degrees in fields such as Christian ministry, business, leadership, education, management and healthcare with new programs being added. Connect to campus 24/7.

Learn More

Many Minds One Body

ACU isn’t just changing what it means to study at a Christian university—it’s influencing what it means to be inclusively Christian.

Whether they take classes on-campus or online, ACU students become learners and leaders who know that walking together with Christ requires embracing each other’s differences.

See what it’s like to be a part of ACU, then take the next step toward experiencing it yourself by connecting with our Admissions team.

Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.