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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas Christian University.
182 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
126 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
190 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
192 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
190 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.
190 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
192 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
190 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
86 Students rated Texas Christian University
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 _____.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
That the social calendar revolves around Greek life.
TCU is dedicated to producing ethical leaders while still presenting opportunities for students to enjoy their time in college.
Small classes, access to faculty, the city of Fort Worth, nice people, fairly strong athletics, nice facilities, good looking girls
That the tuition was going to go up every year...
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.
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.
Fine Arts, Engineering, and Nursing
Our amazing football team and our professors who are willing to work to help you succeed.
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.
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!
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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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.
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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