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Abilene Christian University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Abilene Christian University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,393 out of 10,804 applicants or 50% were admitted making Abilene Christian University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Abilene Christian University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,575 4,229 10,804
Accepted 3,475 1,918 5,393
Acceptance Rate 53% 45% 50%
Enrolled 677 395 1,072
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Abilene Christian University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Abilene Christian University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Abilene Christian University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1030 1250
SAT Reading 510 640
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >65%
24 to 27 Avg + 50%-65%
22 to 24 Avg - 40%-50%
20 to 22 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 20 Low <30%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >63%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 50%-63%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 37%-50%
920 to 1030 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 920 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Abilene Christian University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Abilene Christian University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Abilene Christian University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Abilene Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=222178 IPEDS survey data for Abilene Christian University.



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