Abilene Christian University Reviews

3.71 out of 5 stars
(21 Reviews)
  • Abilene (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,850
89% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Corrinas Spear - 7/28/2014
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015
"My advising experience was by far the best at ACU, I felt like they really cared about my success. Most of my teachers were great. I had one who I didn't hate or love, a couple that were just okay, but most of my department professors were awesome!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Maria Schlafke - 5/19/2013
Degree: Conflict Resolution
Graduation Year: 2013
"This is an amazing school. Had the best education and experience of my life. Going for a second Masters. Only "you" can make a difference to what is important to "you". The instructors are the most caring and accomplished professionals I have ever met."
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Steve - 11/6/2009
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"ACU made me the person I am today. I have my lifelong friends today, because of ACU. I have my wife, because of ACU. I believe in Christian education... so much, I sent my son to ACU.ACU is like nothing you have ever experienced!Once on campus... you'll love it!"
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Glynn - 11/6/2009
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"It has been 47 years since I attended. I suspect that any experiences I may have had back then may be quite different today. Regardless, ACU was probably the single best experience of my life. Back then, the school had an enrollment of approx. 2,500 students. The professors were well qualified and were able to give the "personal touch" because the classes were only 25 - 30 students -- no big theater class rooms. The student body comes from all over the world, literally, so it is very international. Also an extremely friendly atmosphere. Dorm life was great. There were lots of student activities -- more than you could possibly take in and keep your grades up, too. ACU has a top-notch sports programme -- good football, great basketball and track, which has produced a number of Olympians over the years. If you love music, either orchestral or choral, it is par excellence. It is a safe campus. Of course, it is a religious school aligned with the churches of Christ (non-denominational) -- not that you must take religious courses, but in my day daily chapel (approx. 30 - 45 minutes) was required of all students (unless you were sick). No matter your religious leanings, chapel was very inspiring -- on my part mainly because of the music. Graduates can be found in all the best post graduate schools all over the world. My studies prepared me for a 40-year career in computer technology."
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Anonymous - 11/6/2009
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"While my brother and I had friends in college, we just never felt like we were part of the group except for the mixed chorus we were both in. He went to ACU and became the Freshman Class VP and a cheerleader. It was like a light bulb had gone on in his life.I had very much the same experience...so many wonderful friendly people. The teachers cared about the students. My daughter graduated in 2001 from ACU. She had an interdisciplinary degree in vocal performance and business management which she was allowed to design herself with the okay from both dept. heads. Many schools would not have allowed that. The things that had changed were many for the better than when I was there. Some of the rules were dropped that really didn't need to be there.ACU has a great pre-med dept. and a great business dept. Also, their communications dept has state of the art equipment. It is always important, not matter where you go,to become active in things that interest you. That is the way to meet friends and to feel like you belong. When I was there, as much as I loved it, there were some who did not.Many of them were folks who went home every weekend and did not participate in much of anything. My daughter got about 1/2 of her tuition covered with scholarships. She had both academic and music scholarships along with some small scholarships she won along the way. ACU really is good to work with students on scholarships so I would check into that. No school is perfect. The classes, for the most part have a low number of students to teachers. School spirit is really coming up because the football team is #2 in the nation for Division II schools and school spirit just makes everything more fun. Good luck!"
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Anonymous - 10/19/2009
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"I recommend ACU to many people! It is a good school and has a wonderful faculty with a size that is ideal. The colleges of Education and Business as well as pre-med are considered the best in their fields! I have been in contact with many students since many of my family have attended. I have been impressed with the Bible Department as well as the football team! They generally have a heart for their students and want to help!"
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Anonymous - 10/19/2009
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"I absolutely loved ACU! I received my Bachelor's of Business Administration there, specializing in accounting. I also started my master's in accounting, but my husband received orders to move so I didn't get a chance to finish it there.I also worked over in the Journalism Department on the yearbook and newspaper and ended up being the secretary over there for a few years.Overall, great experiences at ACU. Met lots of friends that I'm still friends with today. I did go there married so I can't say anything really about living in the dorms. Most of the buildings have been updated or are new and ACU is so up on the technology, that you won't ever feel behind.I never had a teacher that I hated, I might have not liked the course (not a history person!) and might not have liked the way they teached, but I liked all the professors I had and those I didn't. Everyone is friendly all over campus.I will say that I always felt at home in the JMC dept and still keep up with the professors and my friends from there. I took my classes in the business dept and liked all the professors there, but I was more of a JMC person so felt more at home over there.I don't think I have anything negative about the school. I know every school has faults and not everyone has a good experience. I tend to have a positive attitude about things and look on the bright side. I would highly recommend ACU to anyone thinking of going to an awesome Christian school that strives for everyone to get a great education and to spread God's word."
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Cynthia - 6/16/2008
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"The one thing I liked best about Abilene Christian University was the professors were always there to help you if you needed any help. The professors were always making sure you understood what they were teaching you before moving on to another subject. The only thing I didn't like about Abilene Christian University was everyone, no matter what degree they were going to college for, had to take a Bible course because it was required. The Biology courses I took did help me in my future career, especially the ones that pertained to animals and nature."
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Jennifer - 6/16/2008
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"Abilene Christian University was an amazing experience for me. The instructors are excellent, the art program is fantastic, and the campus is exciting. I can't say anything negative about this school. I was more than prepared for graduate school."
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Anonymous - 6/12/2008
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"Great university for teaching and preparing students for the world outside of the ACU bubble. Innovative and cutting edge. ACU faculty are extremely accessible and helpful, something not to be found at a state school. The education was great and prepares students for graduate school. A bit expensive. The only downside was the focus on "social clubs". These clubs were similar to frats/sororities only much more obnoxious and celebrated. ACU could really do its social image a favor by ignoring these clubs. The clubs however, perform in the spring Sing Song event bringing lots of money to the school. Therefore, ACU will continue to promote social clubs because they bring money into the university. Overall: great school!"