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4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the Nursing program is not bad at all if you come in with that declared major. You just need to make sure you keep your grades up and don't get into trouble and you will be into clinicals in no time.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It is very hot and humid for a great deal of time while I am here. Because of this, sometimes going outside is not an option.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I love the nursing program here and feel as if it is really going to help me when I get into my career.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: TCU's newly rebuilt football stadium is gorgeous! The entire campus has beautiful, modern facilities, as well as manicured landscaping and the commons. Dorms have great air-conditioning that you can control, the only issue that will soon be fixed is housing shortages.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The room advisers are strict if they suspect you have been drinking. There doesn't have to be physical evidence of alcohol to get a violation. One alcohol violation results in a fine on your student bill, and multiple violations are punished by community service, letters to your parents, and possibly expulsion for more than 3 violations in one year.

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5 College Freshman


4 College Freshman


3 College Senior

Weather: Walkin in the Rain – It's Texas. The weather is bi-polar, but you get used to it. Through most of the fall semester, it fluctuates between a scorching 100 degrees and an all day drizzle. Then, once winter hits, it can be as high as 85 degrees in the middle of December and by February be snowing for days on end. In fact, during the spring semester of my freshman year, it snowed so heavily for a week straight we did not have classes at all for that entire week. Just invest in some rain boots, but don't be afraid to wear shorts in the winter if the weather calls for it.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Movie Magic – I am a Film, Television, and Digital Media major. At first, I was worried that working for this type of degree at a majority business school like TCU would be a waste of time. I have never been more wrong about anything. There are LOADS of Horned Frogs in Hollywood, the professors have lived our dream and truly know the business. As far as workload goes, you have to take 37 hours for this major. Most of the classes have lectures AND labs, but the labs are great! You just watch movies! TCU is equipped with anything and everything a film lover/major could ever need, including a studio, lighting rigs, the best cameras, and an editing booth. I love being a film major here.

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4 College Senior

Academics: TCU is a private school. As such, it has the advantage of having much smaller classes and more available teachers. They don't have to stretch themselves too thin, and they actually love what they do. If you don't know at least three professors on a first name basis by the time you leave this university, then you haven't gotten the TCU experience. Additionally, while I am not a business major, I am a business minor and therefore get to reap the benefits of one of the most prestigious business schools in the country. Truthfully, it deserves that title one hundred and ten percent.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You Must Earn It! In order to get all the financial aid that you want/need, you must go up to the financial aid office yourself and talk to them about giving you more.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: If you're in it, you will love it. If you are not, you will hate it.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The houses around TCU are pretty old yet most landlords charge about $650-700/bedroom each month. It's nice to have your own house, however sometimes the better option can be apartments. Most houses and apartments within walking distance of the campus, however, will definitely be overpriced. Nonetheless, it is very convenient. Be carefull though, there have been many crime reports of peoples cars being broken into.
TCU has a monthly email that comes out with houses for rent, but your best bet is going out and house hunting yourself!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Car Pooling – The public transportation seems to not be such a great option here at TCU because it just never seems to accomodate to people's schedules. As a commuter, there are various Fort Worth bus routes that pass along South University Drive, but they do not run late into the night. Commuters need to be able to depend on transportation at any given hour of the day because we do not have a firm confirmation of transportation options. However, if you need to get to different campus locations, the campus does offer shuttles that take students to different locations on campus. But, I feel like I wait longer for the shuttles, while I can just be walking to the other side of campus. It takes me just as long and I am working off some of them extra calories! Woo!

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not what I expected – When I chose TCU, I was expecting something very different from what it turned out to be. When I got there for freshman year, I joined a sorority and quickly became involved in tons of things on campus. I really enjoyed first semester. The longer I was there, though, the more I disliked it. I quickly realized how conservative and close-minded many of the students are. I come from the west coast, where everyone is down-to-earth and open to other personalities. At TCU, I almost felt like little clones were walking around. Girls all wear sorority t-shirts and Nike shorts, guys where khaki pants, sperry's, and polos. I don't think it's a bad thing because I think people should wear what they want...but I almost feel like the students dress this way because they want to "fit in." I quickly began to feel very different than the rest of the students. I just think TCU is more of a bubble than the real world. TCU (not all, but the majority) students are going to be hit hard when they realize they have to get jobs and daddy wont write them checks anymore. This is a school that is not realistic about life and the future. You can't stay in college and party with your frat/sorority for the rest of your life. Wake up.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe, but Health Center Sucks – The campus is very safe. I have never felt uncomfortable walking around, even at night time. The health center needs some work though. I don't think they are very helpful and the doctors put me on the wrong medication, making me more sick. Be cautious.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not Healthy, Not a Lot of Options – Unless you have a car, it is hard to go off campus to eat. There are a few places that you could walk to, but they are typically not healthy and do not offer a ton of options.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe – TCU is very safe. I am always looking out for myself when I am alone, however I feel very safe walking around campus. If something does go wrong or someone gets attacked all the students, parents, and staff are notified via email. Most of the crime is surounding campus as opposed to off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Great People – Overall, the guys and girls at TCU are good people. They are very polite and generally are in wealthy families.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Can't Get Money – I do not know how to recieve money from my school. It seems as though they do not have many opportunities for scholarships and grant money and I need help paying very badly. After contacting my school for help all the told me was that I should go on online site for scholarship searches.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fantastic D1 Sports – Everyone loves going to games. Wish there were more tailgates

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They do their job fantastic and the students really appreciate it

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great Activities on Campus – TCu students have so many great ways to get involved and show school spirit. Student Governement and Staff plans a lot of fun events in the commons!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Could Be Better – I heard they are thinking about building a parking garage to improve the parking situation but right now you have to park in certain lots that are usually kinda far from your dorm or classes.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – TCU has a false reputation of having a bad drug problem because of the scandal last year. There are drugs available if you really looked hard, but they are by no means at all a common part of the social scene at TCU.


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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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