Where Passion and Purpose Collide

It’s never too early to start thinking about colleges and universities as you plan what’s next after high school. Abilene Christian University could be the next step in your journey, and we want you to see and experience it for yourself!

It’s never too early to start thinking about colleges and universities as you plan what’s next after high school. Abilene Christian University could be the next step in your journey, and we want you to see and experience it for yourself!

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Find what you’re searching for in a university or college

Discover ACU’s outstanding academics, exceptional faculty and genuine community. The award-winning TV series The College Tour partnered wtih students at Abilene Christian University to capture the essence of ACU and give you a inside peek at the Wildcat experience in this 30-minute episode.


Paying for college doesn’t have to be tricky.

ACU is committed to making its quality Christian higher education affordable. Our annual block (also known as “flat-rate”) tuition plan for full-time undergraduate students helps families shorten the time it takes students to earn a degree, plan better financially, save money each year, and reduce debt upon graduation.

Hear what some of our students have to say

Elevate Your Game

Your opportunities really are endless here. It’s never too early to start taking advantage of them. Be open to mentorship and all that people know.”

Emily Hale
Stephenville, Texas
College of Business Administration, leadership roles in ACU CEO program, Greek Life

Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

I love helping people. We started placement for Communities in Schools at a local middle school, and I love it! I’m in the community of Abilene and seeing the issues that affect the students – incarceration, homelessness, poverty – and still seeing their smiles as they come in the door. After graduate school, I want to find a similar job.

Rihan Carty
San Antonio, Texas
Social work major, intramurals, TRIO, Greek life

Live Your Best Life

In high school, I was specifically passionate about kinesiology. I was a football player, and know now the toxic practices around weight and training that are normalized. I want to help people come to peace with their body and rather than work around it. My dream job is working with high school athletes as a life coach who helps them physically but also with identity too.

Jackson Kulp
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Kinesiology major, pre-physical therapy track; leadership roles in residence life, Student Government Association, Kinesiology Club

Don’t Miss Out

There’s not a single day that I don’t get stopped by someone while walking across campus, in the library, wherever. It’s encouraging and keeps me in check. My professors’ intentionality is always shocking and super cool. 

As a fraternity president, I’m learning conflict management, leadership, listening, accountability. It’s testing and impactful and growing me a lot. I’m in a really good place to fail and learn from it. The connectivity and support of students make you feel completely found and seen. There are so many places to connect and join for anyone to find their place.

Henry Erickson
Longmont, Colorado
English major, Spanish minor; campus tour guide, leadership roles in Greek life

How to Apply

1. Complete the application for admission by clicking the link below.

2. Pay your $50 non-refundable application fee.

3. Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) to: ACU Office of Admissions ACU Box 29000 Abilene, TX 79699

4. Request your ACT, SAT or CLT scores be sent to ACU. If you do not intend to send your college placement scores, you can choose to apply test-optional. Test-optional students are not eligible for the Presidential Scholarship or Honors College.

5. Should you be granted admission, you will be given access to confirm your admission, pay your $600 nonrefundable enrollment deposit and submit your housing preferences.

Diverse Opportunities

164 Areas of Study

Hands-on learning

Research Internships Available Freshman Year

Student Leadership

106 Student Organizations

Develop Your Own Path

You don’t have to wait for college to enrich your academic profile! This is your opportunity to earn college credit in another country or within the United States even before you graduate from high school. If you’re a high school sophomore or junior looking for a new kind of opportunity, explore Santa Fe, New Mexico; Leipzig, Germany; and Oxford, England with Abilene Christian University’s Rising Scholars Program. You can also choose a residential experience and live on ACU’s campus during the summer.


Rising Scholars

“You’re trading great views for great people.”

Henry Erickson, Longmont, Colorado

Curious about the campus? Our visit experiences give you a glimpse of what’s to come during your college career. We can’t wait to welcome you here!

ACU Compass

As an ACU student, you’ll use the Compass app to navigate the rich, immersive student experiences available to you and then apply them to your career after you graduate. ACU is committed to holistic personal development.

Student conducts research in the NEXT lab

We have a variety of scholarship opportunities and payment plans, along with an incredible team to guide you along the way. Check out our scholarship opportunities!