Our purpose as a university is simple: We strive to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission manifests in our exemplary teaching, meaningful research and service, each undergirded by ACU’s enduring core values and 21st-century vision.
From our earliest days as Childers Classical Institute to our recent recognition as a top Texas university by U.S. News and World Report, ACU has led the way by investing in educational innovation that drives lasting student success.
Facts and Figures
At ACU, you’ll join a student body of more than 5,200 students immersed in more than 164 areas of study, participating in 100+ student organizations, cheering for 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams and so much more.
At ACU, we come together through traditions that uplift our faith, encourage our athletes and celebrate our bond as Wildcats and world-changers.
Diversity and Inclusion
At ACU, we celebrate the beauty of diversity, and we embrace our differences, affirming that each individual is created in the image of God. We come from an array of cultural backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that bring us together to form a strong and loving community.
Our Brand Story
ACU’s special spark carries beyond the classroom. The impact our graduates have on their communities through their personal and professional lives is far-reaching and enduring. We Light the Fire Within was created to tell the stories of inspirational Wildcats who are working together to become the passionate difference-makers God has called them to be.