Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,400 students annually from nearly 43 nations. Established by members of the Churches of Christ, ACU maintains a strong relationship with these independently governed congregations around the world. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, USA, offers 70 baccalaureate majors in more than 135 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs.International students are eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000. The application fee is waived off when applying through Hotcourses India.
Abilene, home to 166,000 people, is a friendly city located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.
Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. ESL course options are avilable for international students with a poor IELTS score. International students feel welcome at ACU and excel academically because they receive personal attention from highly skilled professors and have access to the newest technology. ACU places great value on the dynamic relationship that should exist between professors and their students. U.S. News & World Report has recognized ACU for its "unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching" and has ranked it 17thin the West Region of the United States, which stretches from Texas to California to Washington state.
As a residential campus, ACU is alive with activities from concerts and comedians to weeknight devotionals and poetry readings. Many students participate in intramural sports, Greek life, mission trips, and the annual Sing Song performance event. Nearly 100 campus organizations give students many venues for involvement and leadership. ACU also provides opportunities to study abroad in several different countries.
In 2013, 100 percent of ACU students who applied for admission to medical and dental schools were accepted, a rate double the national average in the U.S.A., and 91 percent of the May 2013 graduating class were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation. Graduates of ACU have gone on to become best-selling Christian authors, ministers, members of Congress, state judges, mayors, researchers, Hollywood movie producers, teachers and superintendents, top Nashville musicians, music producers, distinguished university professors, business owners, nationally renowned physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners, and winners of Emmy, Telly, Dove, Grammy, Inventor of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. ACU believes that its 86,000 alumni make a real difference in the world in positive ways every day.
Major: Computational physics and math
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Most students don't get to work on projects for the National Nuclear Security Administration. ACU students do. Physics major Sarvagya Sharma and two classmates spent the summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, studying neutron-induced fission in order to make the world's nuclear energy more safe and efficient. Read more …