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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 Senior

Facilities: I love the school spirit. Everyone here is invested in the football program and wants the team to do well. Career Services is really valuable to the campus as well, especially in the current economy. I love that the business school is so strenuous, even though it's not my major--it means I'm surrounding myself with hard workers and dedicated academics.

4 College Senior

Majors: Time commitment is minimal. 8 hours every week, plus a few reflections on your work. I enjoy it, but at times it becomes monotonous.

4 College Senior

Academics: Our program is work-intensive but rewarding for English majors. I like the variety you get to read, but at the same time it seems limited to only big-name authors from certain professors. I love my internship at my university's Press, but at the same time--I'm more of a research guy anyway.

5 College Senior

Academics: The small class sizes and enthusiastic professors make learning really fun. All of the classes I'm taking are relevant to my field, and they really try to do their best to keep things challenging, yet accessible. The educators are extremely knowledgeable and even hold seminars about how to succeed in graduate school.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is a fantastic town; it's just busy enough where you get the hustle-and-bustle of city life, but it's got a small-town feel to it, where the people are open and friendly and the atmosphere is warm and hospitable. From the food truck park back of the Target to the Stockyards, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Even LGBT minorities can find clubs, like the Rainbow Lounge or S4 which is just a short ride away in Dallas.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: As a vegetarian, I have issues finding food at all of the on-campus dining locations, and when I do find something it's not particularly well-balanced. I prefer to cook my own food and eat off campus; there are plenty of places within walking distance with much better food than the on-campus dining options.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I love a lot of things about the kinesiology department, but lately I have been underwhelmed with the courses they are offering. They only offer one section of each course, but there are entirely too many students for this to be reasonable- we are having to put off taking courses and are taking things out of order.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing close to campus is ridiculous- TCU is an expensive school, but that doesn't mean everyone can shell out $1000+ a month for housing, not to mention food!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and the buildings are mostly up to date. There is something for everyone here-music related, athletics related, social organizations, etc. The food in the area are independent establishments, which I LOVE. It gives us something special here by our school.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: there is always something to do, from house parties, bars, mixers. every night from thursday (bar night) to saturday night you can find something to do. Some bars are 21+ but you can be 18 to get in to most with a cover charge.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: TCU has spent a lot of money (thank you footballl program) on updating all the facilities so they are top of the line.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: You'll find an extremely diverse population of both Men and Women at TCU. There is a group for everyone whether it's skater dudes or nursing students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to meet new people on campus, however it is not so overwhelming that you need to join it to fit in.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Texas Christian University requires you to declare a major when you apply to the school, but it can definitely be changed later. Within my first semester I changed from a major in Biochemistry to a major in Biology. All I had to do was go to my university account and submit a request to change. I may have had to include a sentence or two about why I wanted to make the switch. Then I waited for the Dean of the Science college to approve the change, which happened within a week. It was a fairly painless process.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You are automatically considered for merit scholarships when you apply to the school. I was contacted about the scholarship I received around Christmas time. It is pretty simple to accept your scholarship, you just have to read the rules and go through some quick steps online. Any time during the year you can also go to the financial services office and talk to them, or look at more scholarship options that they have.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a campus bus that takes students to class, but it is really only used by students living in the Greek housing. Everyone else is close enough to walk pretty much everywhere on campus. There is also a golf-cart system run by the male students on campus to take female students where they need to go after dark. A number can be called or you can "hail" a golf cart outside. There isn't a great deal of local transportation to get off campus, but most students have cars and you can generally find someone to get you where you need to go.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Very competitive and a heavy work load but positive job opportunities.

5 College Junior

Computers: Multiple computer labs, especially in the library. There are Macs and PCs, so it is very user friendly. Multiple places for printing, we even get 200 free prints per semester. The wireless access can be a bit iffy at times. Having your own computer and printer is helpful and convenient, but not necessary.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Greek life is really big on our campus, so most people to tend to dress in the stereotypical Fraternity or Sorority style. A lot of organizational participation on our campus.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: In a "big city", but not too big like Dallas. Close to down town and Dallas is still only 30-40 minutes away. There are a wide variety of things to do on, near, or off campus.

4 College Junior

Weather: The only time weather affects the campus is if there is a snow or ice storm. Every other weather situation is easy to manage with our campus lay out.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall extremely safe as a campus. Ive only recieved a couple campus security watches for a crime happening near camous. As far as health is concerned the on campus clinic is usually very helpful along with the on campus insurance plan. The clinic is often busy especially during the flu and cold season.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Whether its Froggie 5-O or the Frog Shuttle or your car or whatever! It is always super easy to get around campus and, for those who drive, the area around it too.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: This isn't Hawaii but, if you're from the North, it will feel like it. Only a few weeks below 35 degrees and a good rain shower/storm every now and then. My advice: buy rain boots and sunglasses! (and sunscreen for the football games...)

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Multiple parties with alcohol every weekend along with multiple bars and clubs in the area lead to a lot of visibility. No one will pressure you into drinking or drug use, though. It is just very widely seen and comes down to your personal choices.

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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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