Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University


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Marium
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I went to TCU because of two scholarships (academic and performance-based). While the facilities are nice, the student supp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I went to TCU because of two scholarships (academic and performance-based). While the facilities are nice, the student support is seriously lacking. I transferred from a nearby state school and while the student body at TCU is smarter overall than my peers at UNT, the teaching here is overall worse. TCU has been trying to raise their rankings and punish their students for it. Whole classes are smushed together into one unit and force-fed to you... for example, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology--3 VERY SEPARATE courses--are taught in one semester by 3 professors each rotating every 6 weeks for only 3 credit hours. This class was HELL and only offered once a year, in one time slot, AND as a mandatory course for your major. As a double major with frequent conflicts, you can well see how problematic this quickly became. If you miss a course, you are held back a year for your major, and their transfer policy is very strict and unaccommodating. You will take longer to graduate because of sheer stupidity. The same idea-cramming goes for their insane OChem course which combines undergrad ochem 1 & 2 into one course. This particular form of cruel and unusual punishment is taught by crotchety men who think it's fun to run thought experiments in class before students have even grasped basics. Out of a class of over 250, half dropped by mid-semester, and more than half of what remained got a C or less. There were only 4 As in this class, one of whom was to an international student who had a chemistry degree from Vietnam that was not accepted in the US, and another was a Harvard postbach who only took 2 courses that semester. Personally I think this kind of knowing weed-out and forced competition is toxic to the learning environment and results in higher anxiety in students. I also think that those grades are more reflective of the professor's teaching ability than the skill of his students. I missed key steps in Ochem the first time that confused me for the rest of the semester, and even though I attended office hours and bought and consumed supplementary materials outside of class, I was never able to catch that learning gap. It took another professor at UNT to explain it thoroughly to me--everything clicked after that. I think that's a sign of extremely poor teaching. ...Oh and the music department. What a joke. The toxicity here is palpable. As an artist, I'm appalled by the conduct at this school and what passes here. One professor actively discriminated against me. Another completely ignored my health struggles and was completely apathetic to the well-being of his students, instead choosing to drive them into the ground. For a program that doesn't even COMPARE to the program I left, things were more demanding, people more criticizing, and the culture more vicious/competitive EVEN THOUGH the musicianship here isn't as good! It's almost as if happy students do better than stressed-out stretched-too-thin students, no matter how much money you try to throw at it/them. It's terrible watching what this school has done to some of my friends... the happiest people I know from TCU are ironically the ones who left the school around the same time as me for a different program...those who have stayed are either clawing at sanity or completely burnt out. Do yourself a favor. Don't go somewhere where stats and rankings are more important than students and their actual health. An important point: there were 2-3 rapes a week on campus during my fall-semester (we were sent alerts). The drinking culture here is insane--there's a reason TCU is known as the "biggest Christian party school". And you will find white privilege and white supremacy here. But most of all, you will learn that all social life revolves around either a religious group (bible studies) or expensive Greek life. I've seen many students turned alcoholics on this campus...and maybe that's true of any college, but I noticed it more here. There is almost no diversity here, save some international students here and there and tiny pockets of minorities who keep to themselves. The culture is California dominant considering half of TCU are Cali transplants with rich dads. Cheating is rampant and a necessity due to the insane testing. In the end, I only stayed at TCU 1 year before I decided to return to UNT. Not only is their music program FAR superior (just attend a concert at UNT and then one at TCU and you will realize they aren't even in the same league) but their staff is more considerate and caring towards you. Oh and the best part? No one is dying of debt here as compared to TCU, and actual diversity exists. None of that elitist snobbery I encountered at TCU.

Sergio
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It was a good campus to visit, and if I get the ability to attend the school, I would highly enjoy it. The school is safe and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was a good campus to visit, and if I get the ability to attend the school, I would highly enjoy it. The school is safe and has a very caring environment and this is why I enjoy it. I am sure that anyone that attend can excel in whatever they wish to achieve. This is a very good school over all.

Matthew
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1.) Parking is atrocious when considering the size of the campus, and the amount of ticketing that occurs. (Fuck 12) 2.) Thou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

1.) Parking is atrocious when considering the size of the campus, and the amount of ticketing that occurs. (Fuck 12) 2.) Though TCU's alumni spending, and endowment are enormous: the amount of spending put into the school with regards to the student body is non-existent. 3.) Our sports are fine but football is the main attraction and yet we haven't had a long-standing, good, and healthy team in 4 years. Every season has been lackluster and there are questions as to how such a quality coach with enormous amounts of funding and university backing can still seemingly produce such a mediocre team. 4.) Student Life is decent, the student body is small, so genuine, meaningful connects can happen and do last. You're likely to see people you know on a consistent basis/daily. 5.) Some facilities are phenomenal others including some students] on campus dorms would be great if not for the subpar airconditioning, micro furniture, lack of legitimate stovetop fixtures that most college offer as well as abstract/subpar/prison cell style room design/construction*.(*Britian hall in Tom Brown Pete Wright Living Community.) 6.) Roughly 69% of the student body is white, 13% is Latino less than 12% is African American, Diversity is not a priority here. 7.) Tuition is garbage most of the student body is either on scholarship or is here due to the grace of God or the exceptionally deep pockets of there forefathers. 8.) Roughly 50% of the student populace is in fraternity and sorority life, which is a subjective to each person, I will say on the other hand this results in a larger ratio of mixers and large scale parties on and around campus, as well as a strong dividing line between the student body. I might also mention that for most* of these organizations, they are predominantly white/caucasian and have fraternity dues up to thousands of dollars. *if you consider an organization that is based in music, the promotion of a particular ethnic group or nationality, or religion the dues are significantly more reasonable. 9.) Most of the academics are quite a top notch, I would estimate that roughly 85-90% of all permanent faculty are respectable and have a genuine interest in the success of the student body. The other 15-10% are living nightmares and should be put down. Programs like the Neely business school, and the harris nursing school, as well as the premed track through the UNT medical center, are some of the best in the state let alone the nation.

matthew
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Carneisha
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It is amazingly awesome. You are welcomed in as family right away no matter whether you start as a freshman or transfer in. A...

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It is amazingly awesome. You are welcomed in as family right away no matter whether you start as a freshman or transfer in. Academically, we do plenty of research and the professors are always on top of their game, which encourages the students to be on top of theirs.

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Laura
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I love TCU. The atmosphere and campus is so inviting and friendly. Plus, it is not too big or too small so the class sizes ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love TCU. The atmosphere and campus is so inviting and friendly. Plus, it is not too big or too small so the class sizes are not too overwhelming. The academics and professors here are all fantastic. I feel like I’m getting the possible education that I can get.

Tracie
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TCU is predominantly a White American Institution of privilege, I was very surprised that I was accepted here! This is my fir...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

TCU is predominantly a White American Institution of privilege, I was very surprised that I was accepted here! This is my first semester here and find it a bit daunting being one a few African Americans in most of my classes. I’m determined to do the best I can do. I feel as though I have a few strikes against me, I am a older African American female with a few disabilities and it hasn’t been easy but it’s obtainable.

Cat
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I have loved my experience at TCU so far. I have met such amazing people in my time here. For the most part, everyone is su...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have loved my experience at TCU so far. I have met such amazing people in my time here. For the most part, everyone is super friendly! As far as academics go, TCU is primarily known for its nursing school and business school. Although I've enjoyed my experience, I really wish there was more diversity. TCU is trying to increase diversity numbers, but I still feel like it is lacking. I went to a very diverse high school and so coming here was a really big change. Other than that, I love it and would recommend to anyone!

KayLa
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TCU seems like a great school on the outside. If you're a sports player, you get the royal treatment. You're signed up for th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

TCU seems like a great school on the outside. If you're a sports player, you get the royal treatment. You're signed up for the easiest classes and even if you're supposed to fail, the teachers will pass you. I have a disability, and TCU teachers, staff, and even the Chancellor were extremely rude, unhelpful, and unkind to me. They actually kicked me out in August due to not always taking a full 12 hours because my disability is extremely debilitating. My service dog and I were constantly glared at because you can't physically tell I have a disability. Overall, I would say that TCU is not a good school by any means, and I hope this review prevents someone in the future from having their heart broken.

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