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Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1106 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its abundant if you're looking for apartments or condos. So many good options, near campus for good prices. However, me and my friends really want a house and its harder to come by but if you start your search early it shouldn't be an issue.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It all depends on who you're talking to. Freshman year is rough because a lot of people try to drink in the dorms and get caught. So avoid doing that. But honestly all that happens is you get an alcohol violation and you pay a fine and go to a class. Its a joke. TCU wants its students to be safe and stay out of trouble with the police so just be smart and don't get caught. Also its medical amnesty policy is really awesome-if you or a friend is in medical danger because of drugs or alcohol you will not be in trouble for getting help. Again, their policies are there to keep students safe, not to get you in trouble. Just don't be stupid and you won't have problems. We get away with wandering around campus drunk all the time.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Its not amazing. I won't lie to you, but compared to the horror stories I hear about other schools I cannot complain. My friends at A&M aren't even guaranteed a parking tag if they don't apply on time. Here if you want one you get one and there is always a spot available it just might be kind of far away. Freshman parking is not fun but it really is not far from most of the freshman dorms. Sophomore parking is a lot better, just harder to find a spot but if you're smart about when you use your car it won't be an issue.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: It's decent, there isnt a hugh sense of "brotherhood" in my major buy faculty is always there to help and the material is interesting

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: TCU's pretty leniant with most things, they are willing to work with you and understand a college students needs

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: Im relatively happy, I don't think I chose the correct major for my interests, but it's too late now

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5 College Senior

Majors: TCU is fantastic when it comes to matching students with relevant internships.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Great choice of majors, only a few that I would say are missing, and I would like a law school, but overall a great variety and very accessible.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: In all honesty many students use drugs to enhance study hours and effectiveness, others use recreational drugs at parties. However, I do not believe that TCU an overwhelming drug culture. Students that are going to participate in such are going to no matter what college they go to. TCU offers plenty of administrative services for students who need help with drug/alcohol abuse or dependence, as well as informational seminars.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Most people, when they think of TCU, see the perception that every student is WASP and come from wealthy homes. While you may find a decent sized group of those people, the majority of the campus is filled with scholarship students, international/exchange students, and students from across the globe. I came from a middle-lower class home in the DFW metroplex, and I expected to be surrounded by people who did not understand me, but in my 4 years at TCU I have found a large and diverse group of people with different views and ideas that are open-minded and accepting.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have been impressed with the academics at TCU thus far and I know my education will be furthered as I continue on with my education

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: TCU has been named as one of the top party schools in the nation and it is evident why that has been said being a student there

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletes are given plenty of opportunities to succeed and are repected amongst other students

5 College Junior

Facilities: TCU's facilities are amazing. Everything is super modern, air conditioned and good to look at door. The good thing about TCU is they are always rebuilding something too, so if there is a classroom building, athletic facility or dorm room you think is outdated or needs to be fixed up, chances are they already have plans to do so! From the Dorms to the student union to the stadium everything at TCU is top notch!

4 College Junior

Weather: Coming from a colder state the weather in Texas is awesome for me however it does have a mind of its own. One day it will be 80 and beautiful and the next it is 60 and raining. It doesn't rain or snow that much and the winter doesn't get that cold, maybe at the lowest 40 or 50! The spring and fall seasons are beautiful!

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The public transportation isn't that great at TCU. They do have a shuttle service for parking lots and for students living on campus! But there aren't many options in terms of traveling of campus and going into Fort Worth. Living there Freshmen year without a car was brutal, once I had a car there life was a lot easier and TCU's parking permit is really cheap, so if you can bring a car, DO IT! They do have plenty of options in terms of rides to the airport too!

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Market Square is really nice, the older you get you take it for granted however the food is really good, there are a ton of options and it is an all you can eat / swipe in style! The only problem is that there is only one dining facility on campus so prime lunch and dinner times it is packed! But other then that I would say Market Square is probably a lot better then other school's dining facilities! Also 1873 is really great and there late night menu is awesome!

4 College Junior

Academics: I have been really impressed with my classes and professors at TCU. Although TCU has A LOT of core requirements, the teachers understand that. I'd say there average class at TCU is hard but easy to get a good grade as long as you study and put in the work. All of the professors are passionate about what they teach and will go the extra mile to help you learn. Because the typical class size is maybe 50 students, there is a great connection created between students and professors that really creates a great atmosphere to learn in! The work load can be stressful at times but it is still very manageable!

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: There is a large variety of majors for undergraduate students at TCU, you can definitely find a major that fits your interests!

1 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is definitely one of TCU's major downfalls. Although There are students from all types of backgrounds there are very few. The majority of students are all very much the same, which can be nice sometimes but you feel like you are seeing and meeting the same people over and over again. It is partly attributed to the Greek life being so big that a lot of the greek students come from the same background, have the same priorities and lifestyle.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth and Dallas area is an AMAZING place to spend you're college career. Fort Worth is small enough that you can do a lot of things such as go to the Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Stockyards, Movie Tavern and Mall. But if you are looking for something else you can always go to the bigger city life of Dallas! Having the Mavericks, Rangers, Cowboys and Stars all in close proximity really adds to the fun on weekends and list of activities you can enjoy! There is always something new and fun to do and the people in the DFW area are really nice and welcoming!

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Off Campus Dining options are really nice, to the few that are right across the street that will be come regular places to go, to restaurants down in the West 7th or Hulen Area there is ALWAYS a variety of really good options to choose from!

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There is generally always a big greek party going on every weekend and even if there's not there is still plenty of other options including bars and other house parties. Life is a lot easier if you have a fake ID because then you can go to the bars all over Fort Worth which a lot of people do and a lot of students do have fake IDs.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Here's the thing about TCU, you will see some of the most beautiful people on campus however a lot of the girls and guys are pretty much all the same, you don't get a lot of diversity when it comes to types of guys and girls because most of them are in frats in sororities, so if you are not attracted to the typical Frat guy or Sorority girl, it can be frustrating at times but it still filled with insanely good looking, nice and respectable kids, the type of boyfriend or girlfriend your parents want you to bring home!

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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking on Campus is really bad if you live off campus! If you live on campus it isn't terrible but there are very few lots that fill up very quickly and you often have to move you're care for athletic events and other activities! There are a few lots that are a good proximity in dorms but there are some that are pretty far however they do have a shuttle service to bring you back and forth! If you don't want to deal with the frustration of being late to class and never finding a spot I would advise not living off campus or living in walking distance!

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Marley Hutchinson
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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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