Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University


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Recent Reviews

Adrienne
Describe the students at your school.

Standoffish, most don't interact with others., and I'm shy so that may not help.

Describe the students at your school.

Standoffish, most don't interact with others., and I'm shy so that may not help.

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

Finding the right college requires a deep understanding of yourself. If you are outgoing and love to socialize, attend a college that promotes that, for instance a large state university. If you are a quiet soul, like me, then you need a more intimate setting with smaller student/teacher ratio, like a private university. Don't discount a college based on the cost, yes it may be more expensive, but if it suites the students personality and goals, the cost is worth it. Ultimately, let the student determine the college. Oftentimes the parents drive their child into attending their academic dream university instead of listening to the person who will be attending the school. When the student is making the decision where to attend, and the parents support that decision, in my opinion, they are more likely to stay focused and graduate. Finally, get connected. Join an organization, volunteer, or find other ways to meet people and make friends. In high school we think our friendships will last forever, and sometimes that is true. More often, our lifelong friendships begin at college. These friendships are lasting and endure because they understand the struggles of college life.

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

The cost is outrageous and they expect my parents to pay for it when they can't afford to.

Marie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

TCU is dedicated to producing ethical leaders while still presenting opportunities for students to enjoy their time in colleg...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

TCU is dedicated to producing ethical leaders while still presenting opportunities for students to enjoy their time in college.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

TCU is located within a lively metropolis with several opportunities for jobs during and post-college. TCU additionally advocates student independence and not forcing certain views upon everyone.

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

Apply for scholarships! Don't let money be the factor to hold you back from a great education. There are opportunities to make everything work. Also, the student should go where they want to, not where others want them to. My Best Advice is to be open-minded always while still knowing what you believe in. Don't let anyone tell you you cannot do something. The possibilities are limitless when you take control of your life! (That sounds like a bunch of cliches all put together, but I believe it!)

Tara
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

smaller size college that feels somewhat of a bubble sometimes than in the real world.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

smaller size college that feels somewhat of a bubble sometimes than in the real world.

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

visit many colleges and ask the students there how they feel about the school! stay for a couple days and get the feel for it because you will be spending alot of time here so you best be liking it! Apply to lots of schools to keep your options open too! Don't get too over involved in college and make the most of opportunities to build relationships and have fun...but don't go looking for fun in the wrong places! Have pride in your school ! Study hard but don't let it consume to !

What's unique about your campus?

The opportunities in fort worth to use our skills we are learning.

Hailey
Describe the students at your school.

Nice, smart, intellegent, and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

Nice, smart, intellegent, and helpful.

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

Know what you want to study prior to makig your final decision on which school you would like to attend. Make sure you have a way to acquire the funds needed in order to attend the school and go on a tour of the school. If you go on a tour, you can get a feel of the campus and the type of people you could be learning with.

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

I would tell parents to listend to what their children want in a school and be open to all possibilities whether they be publ...

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

I would tell parents to listend to what their children want in a school and be open to all possibilities whether they be public or private. To students I would say listen to your heart. It sounds sappy but if your heart is calling you to be at a school, then find a way to be there and be happy. Also, I would say to just be as outgoing as possible. You make a lot of your friends in the first semester when everyone is curious and active in the community. Just get out ther and meet everyone!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You need to be sort of fratty. You need to be able to handle very rich and powerful families and snotty girls. there is a very large greek life here so it is better for you socially if you drink and go out.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

if you come in without much scholarship and do well, it is almost impossible to get more aid. It is too expensive and they just assume that everyone can pay for it. If you cannot afford it, instead of helping you, they tell you to transfer and not everyone can be a horned frog.

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.

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