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Campus & Student Life at Abilene Christian University

Home to about 3,494 undergraduates in 2020, Abilene Christian is a private university located in Abilene, Texas. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Abilene Christian offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Abilene Christian can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Abilene Christian Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Abilene Christian University is Affiliated With the Churches of Christ Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Churches of Christ faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Churches of Christ Colleges and Universities.

Abilene Christian Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 15.0% of the student population at Abilene Christian. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Abilene Christian Disability Services.

Abilene Christian for the Military

While not a "service academy", Abilene Christian does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Abilene Christian Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Abilene Christian for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Abilene Christian University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Abilene Christian University

There were 3,494 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,297 (94.4%). Part-time attendance was 197 (5.6%).


Abilene Christian University is Ranked #1,002 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Abilene Christian is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Abilene Christian #1002 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Abilene Christian University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Abilene Christian by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Abilene Christian Diversity Guide.

Abilene Christian University Competes in the NCAA

Abilene Christian has a total of 405 student athletes, 271 men and 134 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$8,620,534
Total Expenses (all teams)$8,606,844

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Abilene Christian University Athletics

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