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Reviews 1166 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is an amazing city. There is all different kinds of things to do. You have the Stockyards with Billy Bob's (that has a TCU night) and the Rodeo. Downtown which is nearby is full of restaurants, movie theaters, and art museums. There is a lot of shopping malls to go to that are very close to the campus. Fort Worth restaurants around the campus give students discounts (especially on Purple Friday's during football season). Stores, salons, and auto places also give us discounts.

4 College Junior

Diversity: No one really cares about the diversity. We are all there to learn and there is never any problems with any diversity. There is a lot on the TCU campus. For example, all different religion's. There is not really any challenges I do not think except for the fact that almost all the scholarships in the financial aid office's books are for minorities that is about it. People do have different economic backgrounds. Most of the kids going to this university are rich kids, but the rest are not. I have never seen on campus any altercation or anyone talking about someone because of diversity.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a Nutrition major. It is not really that hard to get in. Every spring the Nutrition Department has the major's put in applications. Then you go before the faculty and are interviewed by them. Later on in the semester you will here from the department if you were accepted into one of the two programs. The most important criteria for admission into TCU is to have good grades, a pretty good GPA, and a very well written essay. Also do the freedom of expression page too. It lets them know more about you and how you would be a really good addition to the school. No, my major does not have an abnormal application process. Tips I can offer for admission would be to get to know your professors and show them that you can and will work hard in this program.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love being a Nutrition major. Some of our classes we get to work around the campus at the different restaurants we have. With this we get free food and we learn a lot from the people working there. For example, how to work with people. The workload is huge we always have homework from our classes and many projects to do. The curriculum is very good. I have learned a lot so far in my classes. The facilities are good we have an older building, but will have a brand knew building in the fall 2014. In our Quantity Foods class for lab we have sort of an internship on the campus with the restaurants.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big part of the school. Our baseball team was awesome this past year and made it to the CWS! The facilities are nice, we have the nicest football stadium in the Big 12.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Lots of the same type of guys and girls, not much variety. Most people are very nice and friendly

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are a few different bars within walking distance from campus and each have a different atmosphere. There are also house parties that you can sometimes get safe rides to.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Wish we had kitchens in sophomore housing but besides that its great!

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: TCU is very good about giving the financial aid that you need. I lost my financial aid after my first semester due to grades, but went through an appeal process and got it back. They are very understanding of individual situations.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else

4 College Junior

Academics: I love the Social Work major. The professors are definitely there to happily help. The workload seems to be average as well as the curriculum. I'm hoping Bass building will be remodeled in the coming years because it is very confusing to maneuver

4 College Junior

Academics: Most of the professors are great, however as with any other school there are a few negative experiences. Registering for classes is confusing and frustrating because classes will fill up very fast if you don't have an early registration time.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I don't get scared very easily, so I have no problem walking around campus alone at night. For others who do worry about their safety, there are available golf cart escorts as soon as the sun sets until about 3 am.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is left entirely to the individual. There is no involvement of the school. The students are left to their own resources to find off-campus housing, but the majority of the surrounding houses and apartments are students, so available leases pop-up pretty prominently at the end of each year. No matter what you budget is, you will be able to find a place to live close enough to campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurant options within walking distance of campus. Most are chain restaurants, but I haven't gotten tired of the options I have. There are many more restaurant choices within a 15-minute-drive vicinity of campus

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Market square offers many different food choices and has reasonable hours. The problem I have come across are the well-known "bluu-sh*ts" due to the lack of cleanliness and excess of laziness in the cooking of our meals. The Chick-fil-a is nice, but doesn't offer a full menu so you get sick of it after about a week

3 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is not the most diverse. There is a clear divide among races, affiliations, and religions.

4 College Junior

Majors: My program, Social Work, was not hard to get into. As long as I earn and maintain an acceptable GPA, there is no problem with my status in my program.

College Junior

Majors: I have not yet had an internship, but plan to get one in the Spring semester

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Appearance-wise for women, TCU has some of the best in the country. Men are very often demeaning and feel superior. Most of campus is greek-oriented, and there are some issues with the "tier-system" which can be extremely frustrating

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth residents are very friendly and welcoming to TCU students. Most of the city of Fort Worth is very involved in TCU spirit, especially during football season

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It really depends entirely on whether or not your RA likes you personally. My freshman year my RA and I did not get along very well due to our different personalities, therefore I felt as if she was constantly hounding me and getting me in trouble for the tiniest things. My sophomore year, however, I got along very well with my RA so as long as things didn't get out of hand she wasn't too strict.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Overall about average, but I think that they could be more lenient when it comes bars and kids drinking there.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: For freshmen, you are forced to park your car on the far side of campus past the stadium which is an inconvenience.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is just a large amount of crime that takes place off campus, but overall as a male I feel confident and secure. For a female, it doesn't hurt to be accompanied, but not always necessary.

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Marley Hutchinson
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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