Resources › For Students and Parents Arizona Christian University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More Share Flipboard Email Print Phoenix, Arizona. Melikamp / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 16, 2018 Arizona Christian University Admissions Overview: Students need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for admission to ACU. In addition, test scores form either the SAT or ACT are required--neither test is preferred over the other, and about half of students submit scores from the SAT, and half from the ACT. Since ACU is affiliated with the Christian church, students also need to provide a letter of recommendation from a pastor/adult Christian leader to comment on the applicant's spiritual life. And, as part of the application, students must write two short essays: about their spiritual growth and identity, and why they have chosen to apply to ACU. Admissions Data (2016): Arizona Christian University Acceptance Rate: 59%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 410 / 538SAT Math: 450 / 550SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT comparison for Arizona collegesACT Composite: 18 / 22ACT English: 15 / 21ACT Math: 17 / 23What these ACT numbers meanACT comparison for Arizona colleges Arizona Christian University Description: Founded in 1960, Arizona Christian University is a small four-year, private, nondenominational university located in Phoenix, Arizona. The school's 600 students are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Arizona Christian offers undergraduate degree programs in Christian Ministries, Behavioral Studies, Biblical Studies, Communication, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Political Science, Music, Biology, Business Administration, Pre-Med and Pre-Law. All ACU students graduate with a minor in Bible. In addition to academic programs, ACU is home to numerous intramural sports and student clubs and organizations. ACU is especially proud of its extracurricular music program which is available for all students. The university competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) with sports such as men’s and women’s tennis, cross country, and golf. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 820 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 58% Male / 42% Female80% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $23,896Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,548Other Expenses: $4,000Total Cost: $38,644 Arizona Christian University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 98%Loans: 73%Average Amount of AidGrants: $13,548Loans: $6,194 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Behavioral Studies, Business Administration, Christian Ministries, Education, Counseling Psychology, Language Arts Education, Communication, American Government, Bible Studies Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%Transfer-out Rate: 49%4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%6-Year Graduation Rate: 36% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, BasketballWomen's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Arizona Christian University, You May Also Like These Schools: If you’re interested in a small college (<1,000 students) that focuses on Bible or theological studies, other great options around the country include the Appalachian Bible College, Alaska Bible College, and Boise Bible College. For those interested in an Arizona college or university, other choices range from Arizona State University (with 52,000 students), to ERAU Prescott (known for programs in aeronautic and engineering), to Dine College (a small school founded by and affiliated with the Navajo).