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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row


Record enrollment 2020
ACU's enrollment for Fall 2020 is 5,293.

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students.

Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered 15 online undergraduate and 19 online graduate programs. Overall, ACU Dallas saw its highest-ever enrollment for the fall term, an increase of 17 percent over last year.

“With predictions that 15-20 percent of college-bound students might choose not to enroll due to the pandemic, we’re especially pleased to see our total enrollment continue to climb,” said Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president. “This represents significant effort on the part of faculty and staff who continue to adjust to a rapidly changing environment. I’m thankful for and proud of their work.”

Quick Facts
Total enrollment: 5,293
Undergraduate students: 3,496
Graduate students: 1,797
International students: 112
Abilene campus: 3,675 (3,262 undergraduate, 413 graduate)
ACU Dallas: 1,618 (234 undergraduate, 1,384 graduate)
Entering freshmen: 839
Sophomores: 691
Juniors: 764
Seniors: 992
Transfer students: 94
Ethnic diversity of the student body: 43.87%

Freshman Class Stats

  • 54% were in the top 25% of their high school class
  • 81% were in the top half of their high school class
  • Average high school GPA: 3.46
  • National Merit Finalists: 3 in the entering freshman class (8 total enrolled)
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