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Reviews 1114 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process wasn't complicated and there weren't any tricks or information they left out. I was able get all the forms I needed to make all the deadlines. I was informed through email when my aid was ready for review and acceptance. I received a good amount of aid based on merit and performance.

4 College Senior

Majors: TCU is a great school and all the majors are challenging, so it really prepares you for the world outside of college.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is help at school if anyone has a drug problem. TCU really helps you feel safe.

5 College Freshman

Computers: There are many digital resources on the TCU campus and all are awesome! They help students learn and engage with the changing digital world.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is abundant at the TCU campus. Although some students may feel excluded at times, there are countless clubs and organizations that one can join that are not Green affiliated.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: TCU handles drugs and alcohol very seriously. I am sure people are aware of the drug scandal with the football team last year. The TCU officials handled the situation accordingly and made it known to TCU and other universities that we were strict regarding drug and alcohol abuse.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off campus at TCU. There is a great selection of restaurants, fast-food, and close to home favorites like Dutch's. Make sure to get those Frogbucks!!!

5 College Junior

Diversity: This campus is filled with people from all over the country and all over the world. I love being on a campus with so many people from so many places.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most houses close to campus are too expensive. I have had to live far away from campus for the last two years because I can't afford the rises in tuition and the high cost of living closer to campus.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: UNDER-AGE
Whiskey XII is a good bar to chill with friends at and they are easy on fakes and are pretty laid back.
Aardvark sucks and is probably shutting down soon, the bouncer is an asshole.
The main even though is Rock Bottom at blue bonnet circle. It's a bit of a walk but it is well worth it once you get there. It's "21" and up but they let anyone in really, especially girls. Even if you get turned down or don't have a fake you can probably jump the fence. Only fun if you are pretty drunk, if not just order a pollywog and you'll be set.
Anything on 7th street is for the big kids. Rosebud and Reservoir are good.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Gets a little cold in the winter but fall and spring are great. You may even get a few snow/ice days in the winter if your lucky.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Rate #1 by Playboy for most attractive student body. 'Nuff said.

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3 College Senior

Parking: You don't need a car - there is plenty to do within walking campus and you can always find someone with a car (remember to offer gas money/Starbucks in return for a ride). Parking isn't that great, especially with construction, but it isn't any worse than other campuses. In fact, because of TCU's small size, walking distance from the parking lot is completely manageable. If you're a commuter, you just have to show up a little early and you can get parking close to the academic side of campus.

5 College Senior

Computers: StuWireless is available throughout campus. You get 200 free prints a semester (black and white) and can print from the library as well as other computer labs. As far as business, there are computer labs open late in Tandy.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school is in the middle of a neighborhood that doesn't get large points for safety. There are often muggings and the commuter parking lots are too far away from the buildings. I often feel uneasy walking to the car after a night class. However, the women's self defense course from the campus police is excellent.

4 College Senior

Academics: I've had so many great internship opportunities and the political science department makes an effort to get to know you on a personal level and make sure you have the opportunity to succeed.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The academics are excellent here, and I feel that I have gained a great deal. Small class sizes and great professors make the difference.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The policies are generally reasonable, with a strict no tolerance policy for alcohol/drugs. However, these are not often enforced with any great effectiveness. If they were better enforced, they would get an A. Otherwise, I would not consider them too intrusive.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are nice, they have laundry services in the buildings, offices, a lobby, and most dorms also have spaces set aside for studying. If you are a girl, Colby is an all-girl dorm, and, I believe it is being renovated soon. I loved living there my freshman year, it was a great experience and all the RA's were really nice. The thing about campus housing here, is that for upperclassmen who want to continue living on campus, it is difficult to get housing. Sometimes if your housing sign up date is during the last week of signing up, you won't be able to get anything, if you're wanting to room with someone, or even just wanting to live in a single room. And it's on a lottery system, so you just have to hope that you get a sign up date at the very beginning.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The courses offered here are challenging, but in a good way. They challenge you to think in new ways and creative ways. Most of the professors are friendly and open to helping students that ask for help. The work depends on the professor, but it generally speaking is bearable, if at times a lot at once. But if you manage your time well, it is nothing to worry about. As many of the classes are small, usually no bigger than 30 students, class discussion often plays a big role in the classes, as well as it can often be a part of your grade, which is important to remember.

3 College Junior

Weather: Usually the weather is pretty nice. It can be really hot at the beginning of Fall semester and the end of Spring semester, since it is Texas and it gets really hot in the summer. But generally speaking the weather is pretty nice. Of course, it can be a bit unpredictable as well. This past Spring semester, in the span of two weeks it went from 70 one day to 40 the next to raining and in the 60's. So it's good to have an umbrella handy, to have a way of checking the weather on a daily basis, and just know that the weather can change during the day. Other than that, it's very pleasant.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm in the School of Liberal Arts here, and I have really enjoyed my time here. Most of the professors are open and engaging people, who work really hard to make you better. In the writing classes I've taken, they have given good constructive criticism that helps you grow and mature in your writing. There are some teachers that are not the easiest people to be around, and sometimes can stray into the more pretentious mindset. However these kinds of teaches are few, most of the professors I've had during my three years here have been wonderful and open to providing help where it's needed.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Ever since I have been here, TCU has been working to improve alcohol and drug safety on campus. Given the recent incident with our quarterback, TCU has begun to pay even more attention to the issue.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I am in the Honors college and most people I know are on some sort of scholarship. For me, it is the only reason I can afford to go to an out-of-state private university. There are a wide range of scholarships available.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: While I do know a lot of people who aren't Greek, it is definitely a huge part of the social life on campus. If you aren't Greek, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved or to party. However, a vast number of students are Greek or somehow affiliated with the Greek.


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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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