Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,760, its setting is city, and the campus size is 208 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Abilene Christian University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, 18. Its tuition and fees are $32,070 (2016-17).
Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Abilene Christian University requires students to attend daily chapel sessions and take several Bible courses before graduation. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on the school’s residential campus, located in Abilene, Texas, where they’ll find about 100 student organizations. About 25 percent of Abilene Christian students participate in Greek-letter organizations and other social clubs.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. For graduate students, Abilene Christian University offers programs in health and business, among other fields. Notable alumni of Abilene Christian University include pastor and author Max Lucado and Johnny Knox, former Chicago Bears wide receiver.