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Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1106 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people you meet will be great, the School itself sucks – I've met amazing people here. Good friends and a great job with good people. But TCU will SUCK YOU DRY financially and give you the run around when it comes to why you have certain charges and are always finding ways to get more money out of you. On top of that there aren't locks on tuiton, so it goes up every year meaning more loans. Also, like many schools majors are impacted. So if you're looking to get into business or nursing be sure to above average---average being the typical student in the school LITERALLY has a 3.5 and higher. I work in the academic services office and I see good hard working students with 3.3's and 3.2's get turned down all the time scrambling looking for new majors and a bunch of other crazy things. I personally don't believe TCU is worth it overall, I wouldn't trade the friends I've made but at the end of the day you're there to get a degree and the financial strain that students are placed on and some of the academic crap they have you do...doesn't equal out.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: PEOPLE PARTY IN COLLEGE – I SEE A LOT OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BUT NOT A TON OF DRUG USE. POT IS POPULAR AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE AT TCU HAVE USED COCAINE. OUTSIDE OF THAT I AM NOT SURE.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: NEWLY RENOVATED BUILDINGS – TCU HAS BEEN RENOVATING THE DORMS AND NOW THEY ARE MUCH MORE UPDATED. FRESHMEN AND SOPH ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE ON CAMPUS.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: TCU has a beautiful campus in the center of Fort Worth. It is not too big or to small. You can feel like you know so many people, but still see so many new faces on a daily basis. The professors are wonderful and seem to genuinely care about the students. They are always willing to talk to you if you take the time to email them or stay after class. Everyone is so kind at TCU; boys are always holding doors open and if you smile at someone, they tend to smile back- even if you don't know them. I love the way TCU makes everyone feel welcome and has so many ways for each student to get involved.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not on Campus, but Still Done – The drugs are not that common, although it depends on who you hang out with. If people are doing drugs, they're usually off campus at someone's house smoking. Drinking is much more popular, but that is also done off campus. TCU has a zero-tolerance policy. Though they are more strict with the Greek life about alcohol and drugs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Market Square Fills You up but Gets Old Fast – The TCU dining staff are all very friendly, some of them even know students by name. However, the food is not the best. We now have a salad bar, sandwich station, burger/pizza station, asian food, vegan/vegetarian daily choice, and an egg station, but the food gets boring after a little while because of the same foods being served. The set up of the dining hall is convenient, a seat can always be found. I have the smallest meal plan and still haven't used all my swipes for Market Square.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses Are Available – Fort Worth buses are available free to all students as well as on campus transportation. Froggie 5-0 is a free option for students after 8 p.m. allowing them to get a safe ride back to their dorm from anywhere else on campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Honors Dorm Is Awesome – The Milton Daniel Honors dorm is newly renovated and quite arguably the best lower classmen dorms on campus. Staff is nice and the atmosphere is conducive to both studying and socializing.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Facilities on campus are kept neat and looking nice throughout the entire year. Clean-up crews and gardening crews on campus allow the area to look beautiful and updated at all times.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a nightmare because the school refuses to build a parking garage. They have continued to let more students into the school, yet have not provided additional spaces for them. If you find a spot anywhere near the dorms it is a miracle and most students have to park in the overflow lot. TCU continues to take up parking spaces for stupid reasons causing even more parking issues.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Rose Bowl Champions – The TCU football team is top notch and won the 2011 Rose Bowl. Our baseball program is very good as well. Our basketball team is kind of forgotten, very few go to the games which is sad. Overall the sports are wonderful and all TCU students have free admittance with school ID.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A Bit of Everything – Fort Worth is amazing and there is so much to do. Southern Methodist University, our biggest rival, and Dallas Baptist University are within an hour's drive. The Fort Worth Water Gardens, Botanical Gardens, and art museums are so beautiful (and free for the most part). Six Flags over Texas is quite close and the Fort Worth Zoo is less than five minutes from campus. The Botan is my favorite place in Fort Worth.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: Career services will help students define their career goals, review resumes, practicfe interview skills with mock interviews, and even connect students to career opprotunities.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Do Your Best! The campus is expensive, but the financial aid office does a lot to help you find scholarships and grants to make it more affordable.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Facilities Are Top of the Line – The gym is still fairly new and includes a rock climbing wall, indoor track, workout studios, weights, a cardio floor with televisions, a spa, etc.

The dorms are either new or renovated and have a hotel look on the side.

The campus is park like and very nice.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Men on Segways – Almost every direction you look one can spot a campus policeman on their segway ensuring that the students walking through campus are safe. Also located all around campus are emergency poles that allow an endangered student a button to press and within two minutes a policeman will be there to assist you.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: High Standards – With guys and girls from all walks of life, Texas Christian University has students that not only have high standards set for their academic success, but also believe in a high standard of living. This means having confidence in one's self and holding yourself accountable for the situations around. The students all seem to interact with each other in a very friendly manner. While walking on this campus you will notice people stopped at every corner because they are interested in another person's day. Well dressed and prepared to take on the world at a national level as well as global level.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Its pretty harsh, but moderately lax at the same time

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Frog bucks allow you to eat paying with frog bucks instead of cash at most places in a 3 block radius

3 College Freshman

Computers: Network Reliabiliy – Moderately reliable, but takes massive effort to figure out and set up

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Downtown Fort Worth Rocks – Downtown Fort Worth is a great atmosphere for nightlife

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Good Mix – There are many students with very diverse backgrounds throughout campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i love TCU. i've never been so happy in all my life. i love all of the opportunities we have at school. every friday night is movie night in the Bluu and a bunch of my friends get together for a free movie. Last week was The Social Network. I love it. The food is amazing. i just wish i had applied sooner so that i could obtain more scholarships my school is extremely expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live off campus, i'm only a freshman but i've heard it's really great and not too expensive and that there are a lot of opportunities in their appartments to hang out and have fun. they have said they feel safe and enjoy living off campus as its a walk able distance to campus which suits them perfectly.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My Major – I just came to be an education major and so far i very much like it. i seem to be very good at this major and enjoy being with children. i like the opportunities i have working with children on a weekly basis. the work load is not too heavy which makes the major enjoyable.

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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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