Arizona Christian University

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world rank  5694

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University Overview

Established in 1960, Arizona Christian University is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Phoenix (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Arizona. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Arizona Christian University (ACU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Nondenominational religion. Arizona Christian University (ACU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ACU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym ACU
Founded 1960
Motto Transforming Culture with Truth
Colours ACU red and Firestorm yellow

University Location

Address 2625 E Cactus Road
Phoenix
85032-7097 Arizona
United States
Tel +1 (602) 489 5300
Fax +1 (602) 404 2159

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 2625 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix 85032
(602) 386-4100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Nondenominational Christian-Nondenominational

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Arizona Christian University's Library
Arizona Christian University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 24,115 physical volumes, 11,521 physical media and 19 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Arizona Christian University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 262 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Commission on Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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