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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 1114 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The Food is great, but if you have a meal plan the food at Market Square can get old sometimes, but this seems so at any school

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The Fort – There is definitely a night life within the city of Fort Worth, and there is also Dallas about 20 min away, so there is all you can do within a 20 min drive.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe and Healthy – We have reliable transportation so you don't have to walk anywhere by yourself, but I've never felt unsafe.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek Life is very prominent at TCU. There is a wide variety to chose from and they are all very active both on and off campus. This has been a great way to meet other students since I am from out of town. My fraternity has also been a great resource.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Grand Marc – There are plenty of options for Off-Campus Housing. I have chosen the Grand Marc Apartments which are located right next to campus. The facilities are extremely nice and convenient for a student that does not own a car. The Grand Marc also has restaurant options in the building. The staff is extremely friendly and willing to work with students that live outside of Texas.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The class sizes are all relatively small, even for the general classes ie english, history etc. The classes are all taught by professors that seem to have a vested interest in having the students succeed. The classes are challenging but there is ample opportunity to meet with the professor outside of the classroom to get additional help when needed.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Our Football Team – We have one of the best football teams in the country. Unfortunately all of the scholarships and best classes go to the football players

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: More Alcohol Usage Than Drug – i have not witnessed many people use drugs but the school informed us that around 80% of Texas Christian University drinks alcohol.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Fun! fun, great social atmosphere, cost is a bit high though

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Just Okay Here.. Because I'm a transfer who coincidently is from the area, I find it hard to like TCU. I didn't choose TCU out of high school because I didn't want to be close to home, but due to health reasons I had to come back. It's slowly growing on me, but it is too clique ish and people are somewhat stuck up.

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College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't know that we have harsh policies at all. It seems like a good majority of our students take part in the drinking or partying scene. I have only heard of a couple older students talking about getting in trouble as freshmen but other than that I haven't heard much.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are certain times of the day when using a computer on campus is impossible because our campus is simply outgrowing itself. TCU however is generous enough to give each student 200 free copies each semester. While that is great and all, some professors require their students to print out a lot more than that. Most students have their own computers as do I, but I still like to use the campus ones when I can.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Texas is nuts. One day is could be raining, the next it could be 80, and the next it could be snowing. Learning to adapt isn't hard, you just pack for all sorts of weather conditions. Usually it's nice and sunny, but never expect it!

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Forget going to the bars or making appearances at frat parties, but if you like it, we have them as well. At TCU we have all sorts of clubs and meetings that go on every night. There are Christian clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays, Student Government Association meetings on Tuesdays, and intramurals games or university games every night in between. Texas Christian University is the best of both worlds.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: From volleyball games to intramural flag football games, there is a tremendous amount of pride and sportsmanship for each game. As a student-athlete, I signed a contract to always have good sportsmanship. Our workout facilities and trainers are awesome and we are always in shape, not to mention the thousands of fans that are at each game.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are a Good Option – The buses are the best option, but the routes can be confusing and the times can be unforgiving. Fort Worth is currently working on a trolley system.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you like Cowboys, then Fort Worth is your college town. However, there sre many ethnic spots for people who, like me, don't like the cowboy look. The area is safe, and travel to Dallas is convient. It's an ideal college town.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: TCU has various restaurants around campus and in the nearby Fort Worth community. Although the cost of such restaurants varies from place to place, you can find many spots where you can eat for a fairly low cost and very good food.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Market Square Dining Hall – TCU offers a dining plan for all student. Although food is available from 7 AM to 9 PM every day people tend to get tired of eating the same food as the variety of food in the dining hall, forcing most people to eat in nearby restaurants every once in a while. However, for first year students the dining plan and hall are very advantageous as they make it much more convenient for the student due to the proximity of the dining hall to the residence halls.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Despite being a small university, TCU facilities are top of the line. Most buildings have been renovated in the last few years and all of them offer the best learning environment and technology. Athletic facilities are also very well kept. Although most athletic facilities are restricted for athletes, TCU has created a very complete recreation center which every student may take advantage of. Overall, the facilities at TCU are amazing, they offer all the best a student can get.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty Even and Diverse – There are high standards of what the school allows but it is very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Private School – A lot of the students here kids of former students, Athletes that received athletic scholarships or kids of employees. But I do love that they are willing to accept students that do not fit underneath one of those categories as well.

2 College Junior

Parking: Although the school has said that they are looking and planning solutions to the parking problem, it is still there and apparent. The campus police are irritating and we tend to ignore parking in favor for newer buildings. TCU just needs to get smarter about parking.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school isn't too strict from grade requirements to visitation hours, which I believe is a good thing. But the parking strictness is not the best thing. Quite frustrating actually.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The student involvement is probably one of the worst things at TCU. It's not terrible, but its potential should be so much higher. All of our sports teams, with the exception of men's basketball, win a majority of their games. No, we're pretty lacking in national championships, but we've got plenty of conference championships. Football did have one of their best seasons in history, and we did sell out two of our games, but with the population of Fort Worth (about 900K and growing) and the quality of our football team, we should have had at least a few more sell outs. Unfortunately our marketing isn't up to par too. But that's a much tougher thing and I think we have been improving. Other than that, the facilities are solid and up to date, for the most part.

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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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