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Reviews 1166 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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!

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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.

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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!

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.


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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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