About Texas Christian University

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,891 full time undergraduate students, and 1,503 full time graduate students.

The Texas Christian University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 647 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Texas Christian University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate37%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range1070-1280
ACT Range25-30

Admissions at TCU are considered More Selective, with ,88% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 75% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas Christian University.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
46%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
51%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
43%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
13%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
46%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
51%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
43%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
13%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Texas Christian University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    182 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    126 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    190 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    192 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    190 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    190 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    192 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    190 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Texas Christian University?

86 Students rated Texas Christian University

Cassidy - 12/20/2020

The campus and people are beautiful. Despite being 1,000 miles from home, I find myself calling TCU home very often. We could use a few more food options, but on and off campus dining is good. I have a degree I’m passionate about and people behind me to help. The only issue is how expensive our university is overall.

Emma - 11/30/2020

I do enjoy TCU very much, although considering the pandemic going around life isn't the same anywhere. TCU has done a great job making everyone feel together in these tough times, I spend a lot of time in my dorm most days. There are many events throughout the day and night to keep students involved. I am a freshman this year and I'm not so sure how college really looks since the start of the year went very weird but I know I'm attending an amazing school. I will say though there isn't much diversity and at times I do feel alone being part of the minorities and the color of my skin. Overall, there are many kind people to talk to and lots to do around campus. I do wish that the college promoted more faith in God since it is a Christian University, I have been attending the college church and there aren't many members. When speaking to the pastor he said it's because the school doesn't promote the church and doesn't like the church being involved in activities. They told me how they weren't even allowed to pass out water bottles close to the school on move in day. I do find something the school does to be unsettling and even some people but my experience is still a great one. I do hope for these few issues I have come across to be fixed or noticed and changed. We need to build a strong community where no one is left out!

Katelyn - 11/16/2020

Overall, TCU is a great school. You can always find something to do both on campus and off. The social climate is great. There are always people you may run into and immediately start a conversation with. I am an undergrad in the science & engineering department. I can honestly say that my professors are always available during office hours when I need additional assistance with an assignment. Lastly, when it comes to football, just be ready for Big 12 season. We don't play!

Ayodola - 10/31/2020

It's a good school. There are many things that go on there and it should be easy to find your clan/group if you try. Academics are important and there are many helpful resources around. There could be a little more diversity, but there is a calm and comfortable setting on campus.

Texas Christian University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Texas Christian University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Texas Christian University is 37%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    I believe I have gotten a very valuable education out of my college experience. I have learned very beneficial life and business skills. I have also made long lasting friendships with people I have met during my time at college. I feel prepared to go out into the working world and be successful. This school has had a very positive impact on my life. The professors have been extremelly helpful and understanding and I feel like I will be able to keep in touch with them for years to come. Overall, my time at this university has been enjoyable, stimulating and educational.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    hardworking

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors are very easy to get a hold of and spend a great deal of their time with students one on one. This is good for students in order to really learn the material and to be able to apply it after graduation. My favorite class has been Business Law. The professor wrote the textbook and was extremely knowledgeable about the topic. We frequently had class discussions and debates, very interactive and very informative.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I have been extremely blessed to attend TCU. The best thing about TCU is the people and interaction you have with professors. The size of TCU is very beneficial to learning environments and has a great student - professor ratio (14-1). This allows for one on one time with my professors who are some of the top professors in their field in the nation. Every since becoming a Horned Frog the administration and financial aid department have been very supportive of my needs and has found every possible way to help me finish my degree at TCU.

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

    TCU really engages their students. It fosters a community that continually grows. TCU offers many programs and events on a weekly basis that are fun and provide a break from studies. It also has this great sense of school pride as evidenced by their facilities, staff, and even cafeteria workers.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Promoting Sustainability Through Healthy Eating

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  8. 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.

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  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    I think that TCU definitely is a party school. That is the experience that I was faced with in my first two years. I don't know if it was just because I'm in the Greek or if all of TCU is like that, but it seems like all of TCU likes to party.

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  10. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That the social calendar revolves around Greek life.

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  11. 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.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Small classes, access to faculty, the city of Fort Worth, nice people, fairly strong athletics, nice facilities, good looking girls

    Read all  32 answers
  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That the tuition was going to go up every year...

    Read all  27 answers
  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are absolutely against the use of alcohol and parties then TCU may not be the bet choice. The majority of the students are white, fairly wealthy, Texans, conservatives, and protestants who dress fairly preppy and join greek organizations. If you are the opposite of all of these things, then you may not enjoy TCU. I do not think you would be particularly uncomfortable here, I just think you may not enjoy it as much as you would enjoy some other schools.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    TCU is an incredibly open, accepting, and affirmining university. The Horned Frog community is very inviting to all types of people, including all genders, races, creeds, orientations, and types. This school fosters a union of the student body within itself and also its adminstration and educators. The overall vibe is a perfect balance of relaxed and upbeat. There is never much drama or he said, she said. I have found the community to be full of love and drive.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Fine Arts, Engineering, and Nursing

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

    Our amazing football team and our professors who are willing to work to help you succeed.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The fact that our tuition is very high and there are a lot of things that we do not get for as much money as we pay.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Most people associate TCU students with being fratty, rich, proper Christians, and friendly. All of these characteristics do have some truth to them in regards to TCU students. About 43% of the student population at TCU is Greek - this includes Panhellenic, IFC, multicultural, and faith based fraternities and sororities. That's almost half of the student body; therefore several TCU events are put on by fraternities and sororities, but hardly any of these events are exclusive to the Greek community. In fact, the Greek community encourages non-Greek students to participate in philanthropy events, tailgates, and other activities to integrate the TCU community. As far was being rich goes...yes, TCU is a private institution, which means that the tuition is significantly greater than the majority of universities in the United States. This does not mean that every student at TCU comes from wealthy parents or a rich background. TCU offers numerous scholarships to students, and would NEVER turn a student away due to a financial situation. If there's a will, there's a way, is what the TCU administration says. There are several students at TCU who do come from wealthier families, but by no means does this mean that these students are snobbish or look down upon those who are not. Yes, TCU is a Christian university (Texas CHRISTIAN University), but this doesn't not mean that only Christians attend this school. The majority of the student body is Christian, but of different denominations. We do celebrate and observe several Christian holidays. We have a Christmas tree lightning ceremony every year in December, we celebrate Mardi Gras, and we have Good Friday off from school. There is no chapel or mass requirement though because we are associated with the Disciple of Christ Church, but not governed by them. Lastly, TCU students are extremely friendly!! Everyone says hi to one another, is polite, and respects one another. Several of the tables in our main dining hall are long tables to promote community and friendliness!

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    I like going to the BLUU. But the dorm I live in is great too. Milton Daniel is the honors dorm and there are a bunch of study pods and lounges that are great for getting the quiet environment you need to study. Also, on nice days, people study outside on the grass.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    TCU film for a class project

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

8,891

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,503

Total Grad Students

53%

Out-Of-State

43%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

220

Student Organizations

20

Fraternities

18

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

41%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

81% of students attending Texas Christian University receive some sort of financial aid. 11% were awarded federal grants. While 27% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$42,670

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,050

Books and Supplies

$12,000

Room and Board

55,720

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,600
$30 - $48K
$21,078
$48 - $75K
$26,735
$75 - $110K
$34,011
$110K & UP
$42,722

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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