For the third year in a row, Arizona Christian University has been noted by Business Insider as Arizona’s most selective college or university.

In the 2018 edition of “hardest college to get into in every state”, ACU is listed alongside numerous Ivy League Schools including Yale, Harvard and Princeton. Rankings are based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores. ACU’s selectivity is rooted in its commitment to educate and equip followers of Christ to become leaders of excellence in all arenas of influence.

This ranking comes just a few months after receiving the top Arizona ranking on US News & World Report’s Best Colleges in the West, the most respected and comprehensive college ranking system in the nation. This past year alone, ACU has also been recognized nationally as one of the top 50 Best Bible Colleges in the nation by Christian University Online, “One of the Best Colleges in Arizona for 2017”, and one of the Best Online Colleges in Arizona by College Choice.

“We remain grateful to God for so much validation and public recognition of ACU’s excellence,” said President Len Munsil. “We are thrilled to be Arizona’s most selective university, and also the highest-ranked Christian university in the Southwest.”

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ACU is a private, non-profit, Christian university in Phoenix, Arizona with a wide variety of majors and areas of study preparing students for successful careers, and also remains committed to its vision of transforming culture with biblical truth. All students – whether campus or online — are taught through a biblically-integrated, general education curriculum called “The CORE”. Spiritual development is integrated within the University experience where all campus students receive a minor in Biblical Studies, attend chapel twice a week, and complete spiritual formation and service hours each semester.