Arizona Christian University

233 reviews
  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Arizona Christian University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Central States Football League
Address
2625 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
840-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,995/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,219/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,781/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,207/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,202/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,831/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
596Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
53%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Religious
    64%
  • Loving
    29%
  • Apathetic
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • God!
    64%
  • Small
    29%
  • Incompetent
    7%

After Arizona Christian University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

233 reviews
  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    67
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    19
General Compus Aesthetics – Arizona Christian University (formerly Southwestern College) has an amazing atmosphere all around. Being a smaller-scale school, the community is fantastic. No matter what, people are going to support you, uplift you, and push you to do your absolute best. The availability for places to study/computer space may be limited, but it's well worth it to attend the school. Also, the school is located in the heart of Phoenix. There is a mall ten minutes away, as well as many restaurants, and a gas station right up the road with the best prices in the area. Many discounts with the ACU student ID, too! Definite plus, and I would recommend this school to anyone!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 5 2011
The Teachers are really great but we don't offer very many classes at very many times so its frustrating if you really need to take a class this semester and you can't. The workload honestly is easier than my high school though! The registration process is simple and the guidance counselors take you under their wings. There are many places to study such as the library, the sac, the dorms.
  • College Junior
  • Apr 9 2014
My experience at Arizona Christian University has been awful. High school was much more academically challenging; a degree from ACU isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The facilities at the school are just embarrassingly bad for an actual university, and the WiFi never works. Not only that, but it's ridiculously expensive relative to what you get out of the degree. ACU has the highest tuition of any school in the state with the lowest academic standards. If I could go through my college applications as a high school senior again, there's no way I'd choose ACU. If ACU appeals to you because it is a Christian school in Arizona, I strongly encourage you to go to Grand Canyon University instead.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago