2016 ACU President’s Scholar

2016 ACU President’s Scholar

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce its first President’s Scholar for the 2016 incoming freshmen class! Jayci Kelley, a senior at Foothill High School in Redding, California, was awarded one of ACU’s four prestigious full-tuition scholarships. Not only does Jayci come to ACU with strong academics, outside the classroom she has played on Foothill’s varsity tennis team for three years, has been an active member of the math and science clubs, and participates in her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jayci is also involved in her church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and going on several overseas and domestic missions trips. The President’s Scholarship is Arizona Christian University’s top scholarship, and eligible freshmen must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.85, and an ACT composite score of 30 or an SAT combined math and verbal score of 1340. Students must have a history of service, leadership, and character development, and be individuals who demonstrate alignment with ACU’s vision to transform culture with truth. A formal interview with ACU President Len Munsil is required. Jayci will be studying Elementary Education while at ACU, and she eventually hopes to be either a teacher or serve overseas in missions. Jayci explained why she chose Arizona Christian University stating,  “I wanted a school that had a focus on God and was a place where I could continue to grow in my faith.” Jayci looks forward to making new friends at ACU and playing on the tennis team while pursuing her education. Pete Hamstra, ACU’s Vice President of Enrollment shared, “Jayci is exactly the kind of student we want to see...
Record Spring Enrollment Again at ACU

Record Spring Enrollment Again at ACU

Arizona Christian University is pleased to announce record spring enrollment in its traditional undergraduate program, up almost 10 percent from last year’s then-record enrollment. ACU’s spring enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade, as it continues to transition from a small Bible college to a nationally recognized, elite, conservative Christian liberal arts university. ACU has also achieved record enrollment in its non-traditional degree completion program, which expanded this year to include a campus in Chandler, AZ, in addition to its main campus in north central Phoenix, AZ. “We continue to see great interest from students in being part of a growing, authentic Christian higher education community,” said President Len Munsil. “As our national reputation for academic excellence and quality continues to grow, the value of an accredited degree from ACU also increases.” Geographic and ethnic diversity are also on the increase. ACU students come from 32 states and 12 foreign countries, and Hispanic and African-American enrollment has more than tripled in the past five years. Over the past few months, ACU has achieved independent national recognition from three different organizations as one of the top 50 Christian colleges and universities in America, as the most selective university in Arizona, and as the “Best Value” Christian college in...
Career Fair

Career Fair

Arizona Christian University is excited to send the upcoming graduating class out into the workforce or toward continuing education this spring. The entire ACU community is invited to meet representatives from Phoenix businesses and graduate schools at the upcoming ACU Career Fair! We will also be offering resume critiques and holding mock interviews for those interested in participating. When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Arizona Christian University Gymnasium (Student Activity Center) Register for a table HERE Cost of participation is $50.  Discounts available for US Military, ACU Alumni, and PMCC or SNP Members. For questions or for more information contact Lisa Beaman at [email protected] call her at (602)...

Are you getting Enough financial aid?

Getting a private Christian university education is an investment, and Arizona Christian University works hard to make the investment as affordable as possible. ACU awards generous academic, music, and athletic scholarships; need-based aid; and special grants, such as the Church Matching Grant. And even though college might seem like it’s way in the future, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll pay for college when the time comes. That’s why we wanted to share with you the good news that ACU is awarding the following academic scholarships to students in fall 2016: Eligible Freshmen: $6,000 to $22,230 per year in academic scholarships Eligible Transfer: $2,500 to $7,000 per year in academic scholarships ACU’s academic scholarships can be combined with other aid, such as athletic and music awards or need-based aid. If you’re a senior in high school or a transfer student, you can get a head start on your financial aid today by completing the FAFSA online using ACU school code 007113. ACU realizes that cost is a significant issue that most families must confront when considering where to attend college, and our financial aid office is available to help guide you through what can be an intimidating process. If you have any questions about Arizona Christian University, don’t hesitate to contact your admissions counselor...
Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates to speak at ACU’s Fall Commencement

Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates to speak at ACU’s Fall Commencement

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce that Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates will speak at ACU’s 2015 Fall Commencement Ceremony December 12. ACU’s Fall Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, in the Fultz Memorial Gymnasium at Arizona Christian University. This will be ACU’s first Fall Commencement. Councilman Gates was appointed to fill the City of Phoenix, District 3 seat in 2009. He was elected to a four-year term in August 2011, and then served as Vice Mayor from January 2013 to February 2014. He was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2010 with a Forty under 40 Award, which recognizes prominent young leaders in various industries in metropolitan Phoenix. In 2012, the Arizona School of Public Relations Association presented him with the Award of Excellence for his contributions to public education. “We are blessed to be represented by a Phoenix City Councilman who is committed to the people and neighborhoods he represents and also to the success of Arizona Christian University,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “Councilman Gates is a man of faith and conviction, and we are grateful for his work in our community and his willingness to be a part of our first December commencement.” Councilman Gates has served in a variety of capacities with nonprofit and community organizations and is currently a Board Member for the Foundation for Blind Children, The Phoenix Symphony, Disabled Sports USA, and a member of the Arizona Advisory Board For U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Councilman Gates received his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics in 1993 from Drake University and graduated from Harvard Law School...
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