Rankings and Recognition

We aspire to be the best at combining a world-class academic education in a Christ-centered environment, and that commitment is reflected in a full slate of annual accolades. ACU is nationally recognized for undergraduate teaching, research, and student academic programs and experiences. That excellence equips our students to achieve top placements and serve and lead throughout their lives.

We aspire to be the best at combining a world-class academic education in a Christ-centered environment, and that commitment is reflected in a full slate of annual accolades. ACU is nationally recognized for undergraduate teaching, research, and student academic programs and experiences. That excellence equips our students to achieve top placements and serve and lead throughout their lives.

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The Latest Rankings and Recognitions

  • Service Learning: No. 5 in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • First-year Experience: No. 8 in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • Learning Communities: No. 9 in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • Senior Capstone: No. 22 in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects: No. 28 (tied) in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • Study Abroad: No. 35 (tied) in the nation
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Academic Programs to Look For” benchmark
  • Undergraduate Teaching: No. 41 among National Universities
    • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Best Colleges”
  • Best in the West: Princeton Review’s “Best Regional Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2022 list
  • Colleges of Distinction
    • Recognized in 2022-23 list
  • Newsweek’s “America’s Top Online Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2022 college rankings
  • Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education National Rankings
    • Recognized in 2022 college rankings
  • Forbes Magazine “America’s Top Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2022 list
  • The Princeton Review Top 50 In the Nation
    • Recognized in 2022 game design programs
  • Money Magazine “Best Colleges”
    • Recognized in 2021 list for quality, affordability and student outcomes
  • Military Friendly Schools 
    • National Designation, 2021 list
  • Tops In Student Engagement
    • National Survey of Student Engagement, 2021 National Survey
  • Top Producer of Fulbright Student Scholars
    • Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2019