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

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks life runs the school's social atmosphere. If you are not in a sorority or fraternity, you will be left out. There are parties basically every night, and TCU is a big drinking school. Some students love the Greek inclusive feeling and forming their Greek symbols with their hands, while others despise the overwhelming greek system. It truly depends on your personality. Greek life takes up the majority of your time, so be prepared for that!!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of awesome places along side S. University, most accepting Frog Bucks and offering free things or discounts on Fridays if you're wearing purple. All of them are very affordable. Toward one side of S. University off of Berry St, there are a lot of fast food places which is really nice after work. The other direction toward I-30 are resturants like Panera and Chilies which are great nearby areas to study or get away from campus living for a short while - most of those offer some type of discount or accept Frog Bucks as wel.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus itself is really safe. My friends who don't go to TCU but live in the area like to joke that I live in a TCU bubble that's gaurded from the outside world. That being said, the community around the school is a little bothersome. There have been a few crime alerts, none of which have ever made me feel unsafe living on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: TCU has a strict academic misconduct policy that prohibits cheating and plagiarism, which is great considering no one should want to attend a school that allows that type of behavior. Policies involving substance abuse are in the interest of the student body; meaning that in the event your friend has alcohol poisoning or is in any other danger, TCU encourages you to call for help with the rule stipulating that you will not get in trouble if you are under the influence as well. There are strict consequences for alcohol violations that increase in severity with each offense.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The Library has many good computers availible for use and every student gets 200 free prints per semester. The wireless connection can be slow during rush hour and i would recommend an ethernet chord if you are going to be sitting at your desk on your laptop.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Though there are people with different backgrounds they are few and far between. Sadly, the football/basketball teams comprise most of the diversity.

4 College Freshman

Weather: A little chilly in the mornings but it warms up by the afternoon! I think we've only had two days of rain so far and I'm still wearing shorts and a tshirt by mid-November so I can'y complain! It will get cold eventually though.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: TCU is not diverse which is it's biggest downfall. All the students are primarily white from extremely wealthy backgrounds, with exception to the athletes. They are starting to focus more on this, but it is a long way away from being diverse. With that being said, minority students are not treated any differently. I have visited some other southern schools where racism is prominent and at TCU all students are accepted and racist comments have no place here.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in Milton which is the Honors dorm so it is one of the nicer ones, but I can honestly say none of the dorms are bad. All of them are updated and the furniture/mattresses that come with the room are in good condition. There are carpet/wooded floors and the walls are nice and "homey". The RA's do a great job at decorating the hallways. There are also study lounges in every dorm that make it easy to concentrate without having to walk to the library. Although most freshman have community bathrooms, they are cleaned daily, have tile floors, and nice showers. The rooms are all heat controlled and there are big windows to let in light. I have visited friends and have never been anywhere with nicer dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a freshman on the pre-business track and I have found all of my classes to be engaging and interesting. The first two years you will mainly complete a variety of liberal arts classes no matter what your major and TCU does a good job at offering a variety of classes to satisfy requirements even if that subject isn't your strongest. All my teachers have been very helpful and are inspiring and prominent members of their field. None of my classes are easy, but they are all possible to succeed in with a lot of effort and outside preparation.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a pretty decent mix of people on campus and so far everyone has seemed pretty accepting.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The only bad that I hear of, are in the parking lots furthest from campus. Usually small roberies.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Males and Females for the most part are in shape. The females are gorgeous here. Lots of beautiful people.

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4 College Junior

Weather: It is a beautiful campus with friendly staff and people. Greek life is the thing to do here. Does not mean that if your not into one that it will be boring but Greek life is big here. The students here for the most part are into their studies. Tough school so if you don't enjoy reading your textbooks don't bother coming because you will fail. During orientation they repeated that and I did not believe them until I didn't do so well on my first exam. After that I have been hitting the books hard. Alot of people are a little more reserved towards minorities, but if you have good social skills you will be fine. The school is extremely high maintenance and even the students who go there. Alot are either legacy or their parents make alot of money. The majority of the students also attended private schools for the majority of their lives. Not a bad thing but when you come from a public school, the language is a little different. I do believe this University has a great reputation and great academics. The University is always clean and is extremely well kept.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone around here is pretty attractive. Compared to my last school LMU which had a similar B+ college prowler rating. You will see amazingly attractive girls everywhere. Guys a little less so, but lucky for guys that means you have a decent shot. Only thing wrong with girls is they wear really big greek shirts all the time. If they start wearing normal clothes it should be an A++

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4 College Freshman

Parking: It's not horrendous, there is always a space but it is a bit of a walk for freshman. It gets better as you get older. But you can always be guaranteed a spot somewhere at least! From my dorm, Moncrief, to my car its about a 5-10 min walk.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are pretty decent! Whatever you do stay away from Brachman, it sucks super bad and is in the greek way far away from campus. I live in Moncrief and love it! Nice sized rooms and closet and suite style! Great location for food and rec center! Milton is obviously nice since its the honor's dorm but it has community bathrooms. Same goes for Sherley. Clark is decent but the rooms are small and it has community bathrooms. Foster and Waits are pretty cool, their location isn't awful. Foster is better although. Both have some suite style and some community. They are both older but have a cool vibe and big rooms! Colby is disgusting and awful and is all girls but it has a great location. They are renovating it next year so I bet it will be awesome then. The only complaint I have is that TCU doesn't have enough housing. They are squeezing people in and forcing triple rooms. Thankfully I lucked out and didn't have any problems.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: One of the things I adore about TCU is that the school is big enough that you don't know everyone but small enough that you always see someone you know while walking to class. Also, because it's primarily an undergraduate college there are TONS of opportunities to get involved and take the lead even your freshman year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great opportunity to meet a TON of people. All of the dorms are super nice and they all have been remodeled recently.
Best: Sherley, Clark, Moncrief
Worst: Waits and Foster

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The cops are all pretty relaxed about parties will basically just tell you to break it up. Unless you are falling all over the place or are being rude to them, they will let you go. There also is an amnesty rule where if you are worried about the health of someone who is intoxicated, neither you nor the person intoxicated will receive a punishment.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: TCU has an app for smartphones that has many functions, including checking the availabilty in computer labs. You can see how many open computers are in each lab without even stepping foot inside. There are computer labs in most buildings, so there is never a shortage. There is also wifi all over campus, so you can use your computer anywhere. Each student has a number of free prints to use in the computer lab, and most of my teachers give out packets and worksheets in class instead of making us print them. You can definitely get by without a personal computer or printer.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have loved living on campus. The facilities are great, and the staff is friendly. Laundry is included, and I rarely have trouble finding a machine. It is very easy to get involved with planning dorm events by joining Hall Crew. The Commons is a great place to live as an upperclassman.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are several places to live off campus if that is the route you want to go. The Grandmarc is closest and very safe, as you need a key just to enter the door. Edge 55 is about a 10 minute walk from campus. There are also several good places that are within 5-10 minutes driving distance. Several places come furnished!

3 College Junior

Weather: Extremely hot in the summer (100+). During school year, it's is mostly pleasant.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is hard to find and the cost is not always cheap. In order to get walking distance from campus you need to find a house a semester or so ahead of time and pay quite a bit in rent

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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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