Abilene Christian University is a leading academic institution for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering excellent education to about 4,600 students every year from nearly every state and 43 countries. Founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, this private, comprehensive university offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. We aim to educate students fro Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Our students are served by more than 245 full-time faculty members who focus on high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of the Dallas and Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment, and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.