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Fort Worth, TX
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8,145
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$34,590
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Average
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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a Junior I have been really happy with TCU's housing. I would highly suggest living in the dorms as long as you can, the dorms are all fairly new, spacious and have a lot of amenities depending on which dorm you're living in. The dorms get better each year but if you don't want to live in the dorms on campus there are a variety of other options. TCU's GrandMarc is like an apartment complex but is still on campus and super close to campus, and the features of that place are awesome! Everyone who has come to visit me is always impressed by how nice, new and accommodating the dorm life is.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is a really big part of TCU. By no means do you have to be in one to fit in, but at the same time the greek life does dominate TCU's campus and social life. If you are in a Sorority or Fraternity then that's probably a great thing, however if you are not in one you might feel a little left out sometimes but there are still plenty of people that are not in one! If you are not totally opposed to the idea of being a part of greek life then I definitely suggest rushing to see if its the right fit, because a majority of students in your class will most likely be a part of some greek organization.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Football and Baseball are definitely TCU's biggest and best sports, I'd say those are really the only two that a consistent amount of students show up to ( maybe basketball). Those events are really fun to go to and the atmosphere is awesome at those athletic events. But all athletic events are FREE which is awesome so even if you want to go see a team that isn't as good or not as many people go to you don't have to spend the money! TCU also has a really wide variety of club and intramural sports too!

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Texas has two seasons - summer and winter. The summer is very hot and the winter is very cold. It rarely snows in the winter though, so getting to class is still easy. You just need to bundle up in the winter months! Even though it is very hot in the summer and some of the fall, everything is air conditioned to make you feel better once you get to class. After the worst of summer and during the spring, the weather gets pretty moderate and it is fun to sit on the grass in the commons and go for runs and walks outside.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms at TCU are some of the better college dorms I've ever seen. With the exception of one freshman dorm (which will be remodeled before this year), all of the dorms are newer and have great amenities. The rooms are good sizes and the bathrooms are always clean. Some dorms are suite-style, with two rooms sharing a bathroom in the middle, and others have community bathrooms. Boys and girls have separate wings of the co-ed dorms and separate bathrooms. They are all conveniently located from classes. Each room has control of their own air and heat, so that makes a huge difference!

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a huge deal at TCU, football being the biggest. Football season in the fall is such a fun time because the entire student body gathers together at tailgates and the games to cheer on the Horned Frogs. In the Big 12 Conference, we are able to easily travel to the away games on the weekends and not miss a game. Other sports are not as strongly emphasized, but there are so many at TCU including a Rifle team and equestrian team! Baseball is also big in the spring and the atmosphere at those games is also great!

3 College Junior

Transportation: It is convenient to walk to many restaurants around TCU campus and there is a grocery store across the street, so it IS possible to get by without a car. However, having a car is very helpful to run other errands like Target, Costco, etc, that are about 10-15 minutes from campus. If you do not have a car, TCU offers free public transportation passes for public buses and the train so that is also a great option! It just is not as convenient as having a car.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife is mostly for the older students, although there are a few clubs that will allow 18+. House parties are always happening especially thanks to the Fraternities. A lot of the time, these parties are within walking distance of the school, as well.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very different than what I personally expected. A lot of greeks party and are very into the social aspect. Majority of the campus at TCU is greek. It is personally not for me but it may be for others. Greek housing is available on campus, in fact, it is recommended for members to live in it at least one year.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: We use a lot of Mac computers and the other computers are fairly new and up to date. Very easy to use. We often times do not have enough available in the library but the Wifi is fast. Almost everyone if not all students on campus have their own computer though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I would say unless you are obviously intoxicated or out of control, you won't get stopped. Parties get busted every once in a while but its rare the cops will give you anything but a warning. The parties that get busted are almost all off campus frat parties that are crazy. The RA's are pretty reasonable too. Again, if you're not being extremely loud or boisterous you won't get in trouble. Just be smart about what you're doing and you won't have a problem.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are almost always computers available- both apple and PC. Also- there is a section of the TCU app for your phone that allows you to check computer availability so you can tell how crowded a given lab is. The internet is very reliable and quick, I rarely have any problems and when I do...they're usually resolved within a half hour. I would say most people have laptops but its not absolutely crucial. Printers are readily available and you get 250 free prints per semester (after that they're really cheap) so you don't need a printer.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the freshman dorms are above average for college housing. I lived in the honors dorm which wasn't even one of the nicest dorms and it was always clean and well taken care of. You never have to worry about community bathrooms being gross or anything like that. I would say most are suite style but there are a fair amount of traditional dorm style rooms with community bathrooms (which like i said- are always beautifully clean). Almost all the dorms that aren't suite style have a sink in room so you can brush your teeth/wash your hands in your room.

4 College Junior

Computers: The library provides most of your needs like computers, printing and other resources.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I haven't scene any drug related incident occur on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is a great city. It's a big city that doesn't compromise on the friendly, personable atmosphere. Downtown always has something going on, the Stockyards are iconic, and TCU's area is very nice. Best of all, Fort Worth loves TCU, and though its a large city, it feels like a college town to us.

5 College Junior

Computers: They are great and. Have never had an issue with them!

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is great and friendly and it's a small campus that you make so man close friends and see them all the time!!

5 College Junior

Transportation: I honestly use my own vehicle but I always see buses traveling constantly! Plus everything is so close you could just really walk and for the ladies at night if they ever don't feel safe they can call what we call "froggie five-o" and a guy will come and escort you to where you need to go!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: TCU is top notch. The campus is beautiful, the staff is friendly and have your best interest at heart and Horned Frogs bleed purple in Fort Worth. It's close to the cultural and arts district as well as Downtown Fort Worth, so there is plenty of entertainment and dining. The Rec. Center is awesome, the recently renovated football stadium is amazing and as a student free entry into all sporting events is nice. If you are looking for a quality education that will prepare you for your career TCU is the way to go but prepare to work for it. You get out what you put in and more! Go Frogs!

4 College Freshman

Weather: the campus is beautiful and tree lined with sun all the time

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Extremely good looking crowd. Preppy, spirited, and generally friendly describe most of the students at TCU

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are police emergency buttons well lit all over campus and all of them are working. The town surrounding the campus is pretty busy so your rarely alone and there is an escort service for the ladies to help them walk across the ground at night.

2 College Junior

Parking: If you live on campus parking is OK but not great. If you are a commuter student like me it is a horrible experience. There are limited parking areas and you have to arrive on campus AT LEAST an hour early to find a parking spot. If you have the option ride your bike or live on campus and don't get a car just use the great bus passes they offer free to students

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are some that are very close but really the best bars are off 7th Street and its a short cab ride away but often crowded and expensive. If your under 21 your mostly out of luck because there are not many 18+ bars nearby, however, if you are over 21 it is more worthwhile to just buy your own drinks and hold a house party. Everyone will be more comfortable, no cab fare, and you can actually hear each other talk! If your looking for a wild time 7th street is the place to go.

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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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