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Founded in 1906 in the Texas Hill Country, Abilene Christian University has a mission to "educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world." Affiliated with the Church of Christ, the university encourages both intellectual and spiritual growth in their students and faculty. A small university which offers one-on-one attention, the campus averages 4,700 students which come from over 40 different nations as well s the United States of America. Faculty to student ratio is a low 6 to 1. Faculty become actively involved with the students' goals and career paths, mentoring them through their courses and college experience to better prepare them for graduate schools and careers. The city of Abilene is big enough to host a variety of interests and fun things to do, yet still provides a safe and home-town atmosphere, perfect for nurturing young adults.

Abilene Christian University has 67 bachelor and 25 masters programs. I t is highly acclaimed for its academic standards. Their students are accepted in to medical schools at twice the national average, and 90% of their pre-law students are accepted into law schools in the US. The university is also one of only thirteen universities in the nation which is accredited in journalism. Students produce a twice-weekly newspaper which has continued to yearly receive All-American honors since 1975.

Most of the students either volunteer in the Abilene area and/or participate in faculty led research projects. Also, upon enrollment, each full-time undergraduate student receives and IPhone or IPod for their use while on campus. Resident halls sport computer labs and there is a full wireless internet network on campus. Athletes compete in NCAA Division II competitions and consistently receives the Leaderfield Director's Cup for having one of the best athletic programs. Students compete and rank high in nationally in debate teams, lab experiments and other areas.

Of the 230 full-time faculty members on campus, most are tenure tracked and hold terminal degrees. They also volunteer services to the community. The university offers colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Education and Human Services, Business Administration, Information Technology and Computing, Social Work and Nursing. U.S. News and World Report continues to give this university high rankings for its commitment to students' education and future success.

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