Facts & Figures


  • The seating capacity of the new dining hall: 500 inside and out, compared to 150 at Cactus
  • Capacity of new ACU Event Center: 1,000 seated, 500 at tables
  • Number of parking spaces on campus: From about 400 spaces at Cactus to nearly 1,100, including 195 covered parking spaces
  • The new ACU Glendale Campus is more than three times larger than the ACU Cactus Campus: more than 68 acres compared to fewer than 20 acres
  • Square Footage of Buildings: from 140,000 at Cactus to nearly 500,000
  • 518 students can live on campus compared to a little more than 200
  • 11 large, tiered auditorium/lecture halls


Student Benefits

  • All students who live on campus will receive a membership to the YMCA adjacent to campus (500 feet away)
  • Distance to Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Wendy’s, Smashburger Burger King (7-8 blocks away)
  • Nearest hospital: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, Arizona (9 blocks)
  • 2 outdoor swimming pools students will have access to



  • The ACU Glendale Campus location was the World War II site of United States Army Air Corp pilot training Thunderbird Field
  • The land for the airfield was purchased by Hollywood stars, including Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant and Henry Fonda, who were concerned America was not training enough pilots for the impending battles of World War II
  • A 1942 movie, “The Thunderbirds” starring Gene Tierney and Preston Foster, was largely filmed on the new campus and is available for free on YouTube