Location
Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1166 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Academics: The workload is about average I would say. I think it depends a lot on the majors/minors you choose, but I am a double English and Journalism major, French minor and I can manage my workload. It isn't easy, but I think the professors are really committed to helping students succeed so they will help you with anything you might need. The registration process is pretty easy to understand, and advising is mandatory, so your advisor will help you understand how everything works in advance.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is excellent for a lot of reasons. The quality of the education is great, the teachers are committed to their students, and there are many resources provided to help you succeed. What makes my school difficult is the large divide between sorority and fraternity life, and the students who are not a part of it. If you are not interested in being in a sorority, it will be very hard to adjust at TCU. But my program in particular, the Schieffer School of Journalism, is not only an incredible education, but a fantastic group of people. Just to add, I also decided in the end to join a sorority and I did not regret it.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Okay, well off-campus housing is great because you live close to campus and you can walk to school, but it is all extremely expensive. Unfortunately, the on-campus housing fills up so you will probably have to live off campus your junior or senior year. The quality of the places are great--a lot of them are new, but it is ridiculous to pay what we pay to live off campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: TCU has a wonderful network and a good reputation for all it's graduates in terms of being hired.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: Haven't had an internship yet

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: The TCU Campus is beautiful and has all the amenities

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police are very struck

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The good thing about TCU is they rarely give out MIPs for underage drinking, however they do give out Alcohol Violations which are a pain in the butt. Don't drink in your room because you will get caught! and don't leave any alcohol in your room because there are room checks.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is lots of housing available off campus from houses to apartments to loft apartments. Some are pretty expensive it just depends on what you want and what you want to pay. It's pretty easy to find a place to live once you start looking.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants around TCU are plentiful, lots of variety and are open all hours of the night. Classic favorites are Whataburger and Ol' South Pancake House but they have lots of other options too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A ton of people here are Greek. Yes they throw parties almost every weekend but each sorority and fraternity are very involved in their philanthropies. It's not a mandatory thing to be greek but it is a lot of fun!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice, most of them are suite style where you share a bathroom with 3 people but there are some that have community style. You'll make a ton of friends with your neighbors!

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation to get around campus is great! There is a bus that runs every 8 minutes to get you around to classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You are only 45 minutes from Dallas where you can find just about anything from sporting events, concerts, shopping etc. Fort Worth has some cool attractions like the Stock Yards.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus, there are emergency poles that immediately connect you to 911 in an emergency. There are tons of lights around campus and police always patrolling.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't have any financial aid and its really difficult to get any unless you are of a certain race or make extremely good grades or if you come to TCU with scholarships you earned in high school.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The library has tons of computers and most buildings have at least 10. As a student you get 200 free prints a semester and depending on your classes that may be enough but sometimes you need more (then you have to pay for it). Most people have their own laptops that they bring to class.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a fashion merchandising major and so far I love it. I have heard from seniors that they feel very prepared for the real world and starting their career in the industry from being involved in this program.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Popular areas of study are nursing and business but there are a variety of majors and minors offered. The workload can be a lot to handle at times.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: They are always updating building, equipment, athletic facilities. Not to mention they change the flowers every 2 weeks!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: TCU is the best school on this planet. I love it here and wouldn't trade it for the world. I have met the nicest people and everyone has school spirit. The night life is awesome and not to mention graduating from TCU is a huge accomplishment and getting an education here is probably one of the best places to get one.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: TCU is pretty much a white dominated community. A lot of people are on the more wealthy side, considering it is a private school and we have a reputation of being ignorant rich kids. That doesn't change my love for my school though!

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Everything is provided. i am in the EMBA program and they completely carter to us.

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3 College Senior

Parking: They keep builidng new buildings on old parking lots limiting parking

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are advantages with the networking aspects, but I am not sure they are doing anything to benefit society.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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