Location
Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic facilities are gorgeous here, and definitely better than most schools. Sports, especially football are a huge part of the campus life and school spirit is phenomenal. You will always find people wearing purple or saying "Go Frogs". Fan support overall is pretty good, though not as much for some sports. It is definitely the best for football. Our teams were pretty good this year, although they are supposed to be better next year. Baseball is exceptionally good here, and it has been that way for a while.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Though TCU may not be the most ethnically diverse university, we do have a lot of international students and people from all over the U.S. To me one of the coolest things about attending TCU is the wide range of backgrounds of where people are from. So many state schools are dominated mostly by people from that state, but most of my friends here are from all over the country. Political beliefs are all fairly conservative and I haven't seen too much diversity in that as well as sexual orientation. Everyone is very accepting of religious beliefs and practices, but not judgmental.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process has been a struggle for me because they only offer scholarships based on ACT scores, not your GPA or a combination of the two. This is very frustrating for anyone who doesn't do too well on their ACT. They also do not offer many scholarships at all once you are here, so you have to look for outside sources. In the financial aid department they are very willing to work with you and give you as much information as possible. Biggest tip I can give having learned the hard way is to take your ACT as many times as it takes to get a good score (at least a 28) or an even higher score because that is the only way to get a scholarship coming in.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The local weather is almost always sunny and warm. This allows us to be outside more often and makes walking across campus a much more pleasant experience. The nice weather also boosts people's moods. The weather does change on a regular basis throughout the school year so you never get bored and it keeps you on your toes because you never know what to expect, especially in the winter.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Fort Worth! The stock yards are such a cool place to visit. There is a great mix of a modern atmosphere in addition to the old cowboy feel that people would consider Texas to feel like.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are lots of white people here. Most all of the african american students are athletes. There are a few asians around campus who are here as international students. Not too many others represented here.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: We have some phenomenal professors at TCU, however sometimes there are professors who are here that need to not have their tenor. Though they are few and far between.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are very nice apartments available as well as lower quality housing you can rent with roommates.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people drink for sure, but if you don't you won't be criticized for it or anything. For the most part, faculty/RAs are chill and just want you to be safe about it. Others can be overly strict. Seen people use drugs on campus before but I wouldn't say it's too abundant. Nothing different from the college norm.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Well I live on campus (cuz I have to) so I don't really have a review...

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am oart of the Greek system and love it. My experience would be completely different without it.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't think that TCU has a major drug issue at all

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't had any issues regarding health and safety yet

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't really have an issue with diversity, I'm friends with who I am friends with, I'm not too concerned about race or religion or sexual orientation.

4 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied but did not receive any financial aid. Its super hard on my family and it makes me want to go to another school where I was offered more money

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I'm from the area and I love it. Part of the reason I chose TCU!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They're pretty strict about dumb things. And the punishments are very harsh.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am very happy with the housing on campus except for the fact that it's so expensive.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always things to do. The bar scene is huge, you always know there will be stuff to do!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: TCU sports haven't been as strong this year, but that doesn't stop us from being proud horned frogs.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I don't personally use school computers because I came with my own. The wifi is campus wide and so it isn't necessarily strong.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The houseing is very clean

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not seen any crime.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Texas.. You never know what to expect.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is manageable as long as you stay on top of your work.

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Marley Hutchinson
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Greenwood Village, CO
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Most students at TCU are pleased with their education and the opportunities presented to them. While diversity continues to be an issue on campus, strong academics, good facilities, and countless organizations play a larger role in student life. To most students, TCU offers a strong academic foundation in a lively setting. Fort Worth and Dallas provide endless entertainment, while campus police and Froggie Five-O do their best to protect and serve the students on TCU’s campus. Students have a wide variety of living options, providing them with a great environment while earning their educations.

Don't be fooled by the name: TCU isn’t a stuffy church school. It’s a place where students are encouraged to try new things and branch out. A few numerous organizations—Greek ones in particular—tend to discriminate between social groups, but the overall student body is quite friendly. Academically, students are eager to learn, and a small student-faculty ratio allows students to interact closely with each of their professors. In the long run, many TCU students truly appreciate the campus for what it is and tend to view it as an experience like no other. It sure is good to be a Horned Frog!

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