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Fort Worth, TX
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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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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Pretty goodlooking – The girls are really attractive for the most part, usually the goodlooking girls are in sororities though. The guys are not bad. Most dress alike (southern preppy/fratty). There seems to be a lot of hooking up if you're involved in the party/Greek scene. If you go out and are decent looking, you definitely don't have to go home alone.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lots of weed, other stuff can be found if you look – A lot of people on campus smoke week, especially the majority of the guys in fraternities. There are also other drugs available, but they aren't very mainstream. You can definitely find them though; I've heard about them plenty.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I both have a fake and am in Greek life, so there are always house or club (mixer) parties, and bars nearby usually are good on the right nights if you know the right bar. The good nights are pretty much Thursday through Saturday--the rest don't have much. However, if you don't have a fake and aren't in Greek life... good luck.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Can't Get Anywhere Without a Car – The only places within walking distance are some college bars, lots of restaurants, and a grocery store. Other than that, you pretty much need to have a car. There is virtually no public transportation. Getting a ride to the airport also can be expensive, as you have to get SuperShuttle or a cab or get a friend to drive you (it's about 30 minutes away).

Around campus, though, there is really good transportation with a shuttle service, golf cart safe rides service, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are mostly new or newer, with decent sized rooms and closets. They all have sinks in them, and the halls and bathrooms are kept really clean. They all also have study lounges, TVs, and lots of places to hang out. There are good options for living on campus as a sophomore and upperclassmen as well, with nice on-campus apartments and other housing all really close to classes.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities at TCU are great and they keep improving them. Older buildings are renovated so often that people jokingly call TCU "Texas Construction University." Almost all of the buildings are new or have been remodeled recently. The Rec Center is huge and really nice, as is the new Union and most of the class buildings and dorms.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Pretty Great If You're Outgoing – If you're an outgoing, open-minded individual you'll be fine. If you're not or you're struggling with it, then the less than stellar fan support, the overwhelming Greek life and mostly white demographic may hinder your experience. However if you're more on the optimistic, open-minded and go-with-the-flow-type of person you'll be fine and you'll enjoy what it has to offer.

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Not Too Strict at All – There are a few dorms with visiting hours, but other than that its pretty free-roaming, with the exception of the sometimes-annoying campus police.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: It's too overwhelming though. I myself am not in a fraternity, however, I do know people who are. Now this did not happen overnight, it took me several years to get to know people that were Greek and there are a lot of them and that's the problem, its too much. If you're not Greek, good luck. It's a live Greek atmosphere, yes, however it seems pretty exclusive.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not very popular at TCU, I have heard of a few people doing drugs but i have never seen it or been around it, and its not like I'm oblivious to it, I am very aware and active in the social scene. Alcohol is on many college campuses, but no one minds if you don't want to drink, there is not a ton of pressure.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: LIVE IT UP – Nightlife is okay, most parties are off campus and so that is interesting, they are all within walking distance. Frats have to be really careful this year because Fraternity and Sorority Life offices are cracking down on the Greek system, so they have to watch what they do, mainly they can't have obnoxious parties in the houses. But the parties are fun, not huge, and they get better throughout the year.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I love TCU's Froggy 5-0!!! It is really helpful when you are out late and need to get back on time. Security on campus is great! We have the blue lights like every other campus and those make me feel even more safe. Like anywhere, you shouldn't walk around alone, but TCU does a great job keeping students safe and aware of their surroundings

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Small School, More Close Knit Atmosphere – small size of school makes it especially manageable and easier to adjust from high school.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Dominant – few non-greeks that hang out with greeks. athletes tend to have their own clique as well and some greek girls hang out with them, but usually in small groups

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: pretty much the same, especially in greek life. cliques on both ends. Not very friendly but have good intentions

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Not Very Diverse – There are many different races and religions at TCU, but they are a definate minority.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus Activities – The university provides great living spaces and has an active Student Life organization. It's important to get involved with whatever your interests are. Greek life is a great option for many students, however, there are many other ways for students to be involved.

3 College Junior

Weather: Well...It's Texas. The Texas weather does what it wants. Lots of hott days, some rainy ones, and of course the 2 snow days that everyone prays for.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I think that if you need public transportation you can find it, but pretty much no one uses it. I have used the system once in my 3 years here.

2 College Junior

Parking: Soo Frustrating! There a not enough lots and they are not big enough! They have taken away several lots in the past years for construction and have not compensated for this loss. I am a commuter and have decided to park on the street everyday instead of trying to find a parking spot.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Great facilities. Excellent fan base and fan support. Quality training. Excellent team performance.

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5 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities are in great shape and very functional!

5 College Senior

Academics: Great Education – Strong accounting program. Excellent placement. Multiple opportunities for internships.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Good Prices – Apartments near my school are a better price than living on campus. Most students can still walk to school, or they can take the shuttle to get there.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: A Great City – Fort Worth is a large city full of many types of people and activities. There are theaters, museums and great restaurants to visit.

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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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