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Texas Christian University


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Clayton
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Neely Business School seems to be the most popular aspect of TCU. It also coincides with they stereotypical student: in...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Neely Business School seems to be the most popular aspect of TCU. It also coincides with they stereotypical student: in a frat/sorority, rich, and white.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's never good to choose a college based on tradition or how much you will be payed upon graduating. Pick a school that you would like to live and learn in for at least four years. If you don't enjoy the school, your time in college will be miserable and less effective.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

TCU is VERY expensive, and it's not always evident that the school is worth so much money. I'm not looking forward to paying back student loans. The financial aid system is not that great either.

Erica
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Neely School of Business and their Nursing program. These are the msot difficult programs to get into on campus. However,...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Neely School of Business and their Nursing program. These are the msot difficult programs to get into on campus. However, from listening to students who are in these colleges it's worth it in the end.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think for parents, the best advice is to allow your college bound student to have a say in what college(s) might be right for them. This gives them a chance to find what college could give them the greatest experience. Parents also need to encourage their children to look for financial aid and scholarships that can take care of their finacial needs if needed. Most importantly no matter if your child is ready for college or not help them pursue what they feel in the end is the right path for them. I have seen so many students entereing into fields that they feel their parents will find exceptable and most of the time they don't do as well as expected in college. For students, take the time to look at the possibilites that colleges have to offer. Every aspect from classroom settings, internships, faculty and staff are all important in finiding the college life you feel is right for you. It's also important to grab up all the financial aid and scholarships you can while still in highschool and apply for all the colleges you can, even the ones you think may not except you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my college is that they do not have enough diversity in the psychology programs for graduate school. That was nmot something I expected when entereing into this university.

Lauren
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before picking the college that you or your son/daughter goes to be sure to fully research and visit a multitude of colleges....

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before picking the college that you or your son/daughter goes to be sure to fully research and visit a multitude of colleges. While a college might sound good on paper, once you visit it, it could have a whole new look and feel than you were expecting. Also, try and visit on a school day so you can see the different types of people that go there and get more of a feel of the school. Also a good thing to do would be to try and talk to current or past students that went their because they will be able to tell you more about the school than statistics can. Try and ask questions that you can?t find out on paper like what is there to do on weekends, how are your classrooms like, how are your classes like, just remember to ask a lot of questions so you can get the most information to make your decision.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about TCU is definitely it's size. It's big enough so that you can have your own life but smal enough you get to know a lot of people. Because it has such a nice size it is able to have a lot of organizations that really connect with the students. Once you find the right organization for you, you feel more apart of the school and community.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I came to TCU I wished I would have known that it has a very large sorority and fraternity based community. Because of this, morst of the people that hang out seem to have the same racial background. Coming from a very diverse high school I was accustomed to a diverse group and I just expected coming to college would be the same way, but TCU turned out to be very different.

Kimberly
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of most important factors in deciding where to attend college is the environment, on and off campus. You want to go somew...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of most important factors in deciding where to attend college is the environment, on and off campus. You want to go somewhere where you will be comfortable, somewhere that you will be able to learn to call a home away from home. I applied to three universities, two public and one private, that one being TCU. After my college visit there, I realized that TCU was definitely where I wanted to experience my college career. Fort Worth is just the right size for a fun night life and a peaceful stroll down the streets. It's also a cultural and musical city, which I love. College visits are also extremely important. You will be able to quickly figure out if you like what you see or like what you hear. College visits also allow you to see what life will be like once you are there. Put a lot of effort into your applications. Yeah, they are not fun to do, but they are probably some of the most important paperwork you will ever have to fill out.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

For a private school, our facilities (academic buildings, dorms, dining areas, etc.) are some of the nicest that I've ever seen. A lot of money and quality work was put into making sure students were able to get from place to place in a timely manner and have a great educational experience. I mean, we're paying for it, so it's nice to know that money is going somewhere useful.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about TCU is that it's just the right size to where you can see similar faces everyday, but not too small to the point that you're only seeing the same people and not able to meet new people. TCU is also the right size as far as class size goes. There are only a couple classes that have more than 60 people in it. Almost all of my classes haven't had more than 40 people in it.

Julia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football, the nursing school, the business school, a great theatre department, small class sizes, great professors, beautiful...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football, the nursing school, the business school, a great theatre department, small class sizes, great professors, beautiful campus, greek life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't wait until the last minute like I did. As a homeschooler, I had no idea what the college application process was going to be like, and I was surprised at how long it took. Also, keep in mind what you want to achieve in college. If you don't want to be a hard worker, don't choose a college that will give you GPA-based financial aid. Find a college that has people who you like to hang around with, because that's all you do in college. If you don't drink, make sure the college has people who don't drink. I mean, it all depends on your personal needs and wants. Never, ever pick a college because your parents want you to go there. You need to be somewhere you WANT to be in order for you to have a great college experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The cost, because I'm paying my way through college, and even with financial aid from the government and TCU, I'm still taking out humongous loans in order to afford to be here.

Sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is full of wonderful opportunites. Take advantage of them. Seek out chances to network, learn, and grow as a person. No one is going to care as much about your personal development and success as you do. Make memories, life-long friends, and good decisions. Have no regrets. Understand who you are and decide who you want to be. Make a difference in this world and in someone else's life. Most importantly realize that this is the beginning of a journey. There will be days of joy and nights of stress, but they are all part of the learning experence. Finally, understand that you are truely blessed with this wonderful opportunity, and make the most of it!

Deanna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Horned Frogs LaDamien Tomlinson Ranked #11 this year in football

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Horned Frogs LaDamien Tomlinson Ranked #11 this year in football

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As far as finding the right school, do a lot of research, don't settle, there are schools to fit everyone's needs. I wanted to go to a school that was affiliated with my church and not over 20,000 in population. I found that in TCU. Look at how the school will benefit you, not only academically, but also socially, and that doesn't mean parties, it also means student organizations whether it's outreach and service or religious groups or groups just for fun. Which leads me to making the most of the college experience. It's not just about going to the right parties and hanging out with the right people. Find friends that you enjoy and you have fun with and parties and social aspects will just happen. The college experience is also about finding out who you are. Join activities that you maybe wouldn't have otherwise. Expand your horizons and you may just realize that you love dodgeball and you've been playing on the intramural team or maybe you discover that you really love your foreign language and its' club. The possibilities are limitless, just don't sell yourself short.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone with money or who can find good scholarships and loans. Pre-med majors and business majors

Braeden
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Having extreme pride. Bleeding purple! Some spoiled rich kids. Beautiful Campus. Horned Frogs.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Having extreme pride. Bleeding purple! Some spoiled rich kids. Beautiful Campus. Horned Frogs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions you could make in your life. Go visit the prospective colleges. Try to meet people that go there and see how they like the school. If you end up going somewhere that you dont like, it could ruin a huge part of your college experience. To make the most of your college experience, I say get involved!!! Most schools from junior colleges to huge universities offer a wide variety of extra curricular activites whether it's greek organizations, sports, academic clubs or band. Your new school will have something that interests you. Being in a group or activity that is offered will help you get so much more out of your new experience than if you are just sittiing in your room being miserable because everything has just drastically changed. Trust me, I know from experience. If you are doing something at your school, you won't get anything out of it. If it's offered, then take it!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That a lot of the people are just the same that go there. It's such a clique school with certain kinds of people only hanging out with certain people.

Erin
Describe the students at your school.

white, too much money, some friendly, some stuck up, mostly girls (ratio is bad), overindulged, take their secure life for granted

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to picking a school, look around and get a sense for the variety of options you have. Apply everywhere (your chances of getting in increase exponentially when you turn in the application)! Pay close attention to the things that most matter to you. Studious? Look at the teacher:student ratio, look at the classrooms, or check out the library. Athletic? Check into intermurals, look at the gym, and find out more about sports on campus. Social? Look into networking opportunities, look at extracurriculars. Career minded? Look at internship programs, job fairs, and look at the alumni involvement. Most of all... LOOK AT THE STUDENTS!! Pay attention! Do these look like people you could be friends with, live with, share 4 (+) years of your life with? Finally, when you've made the decision, gotten the acceptance letter, then GET INVOLVED. Finding a niche is the best way to have a great college experience. However, you should always remember... college may not be the "best time of your life" like everyone else seems to tell you it is. There's oportunities to make it great, but take it for what it is - a step toward a bigger goal.

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